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Through the Courts

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Clive Anderson presents a series exploring history through court cases. Witchcraft. In 1589
Joan Prentice confessed that she was visited by the devil, in the shape of a ferret, who carried out her orders in return for her soul. Three and a half centuries later in wartime Britain, Helen Duncan was tried under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 and sent to prison. What can witch trials tell us about our past and will the court records provide a brief glimpse into the lives Of both accuser and accused? Repeated from Thursday

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Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Joan Prentice
Unknown: Helen Duncan

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