By Eleisha Rae Kennedy You might say that the mid-fourteenth century was not exactly the easiest time to be alive. England’s population had been battered by the Black Death that swept through Europe and conflict continued throughout the century due to the country’s involvement in the Hundred Years War. As usual, the poorer classes bore … Continue reading The Peasant’s Revolt: Where the ladies at?
by Ellie Barlow Characterised in popular fiction, in novels and television series, as a flame-haired teenager Geillis Duncan was a maidservant to bailiff David Seaton in 1589. A poor but well-known folk healer, she was one of the first to face the deep-rooted sexism of witchcraft accusations. Both her and her case represent a legacy … Continue reading Geillis Duncan: the true story of witch trials and the patriarchy