Geillis Duncan: the true story of witch trials and the patriarchy

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