The Weem Witch

By Leonard Low

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Steve Savage Publishers

The Steve Savage list includes books on Scottish history, literature, languages and folklore, as well as guidebooks, humorous titles, and new and classic writing from Scotland and elsewhere.

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In March 1704 Patrick Morton, a 16-year-old blacksmith in the coastal Fife town of Pittenweem, claimed to have found a witch's spell left at his door -- a wooden bucket containing a fire coal and some water. At once he felt ill, or so he said -- he could barely stand, had no appetite, became emaciated. In May he started to have fits. Morton accused several local women of tormenting him by witchcraft, setting off a witch-hunt reminiscent of the Middle Ages, dragging innocent women and men into a snare of repression and death,

The Weem Witch tells the story of the Pittenweem witches, using contemporary documents to bring a horrifying episode in Scotland's past under the spotlight.


Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Steve Savage Publishers
Publication Date 8 Mar 2006
ISBN 9781904246190
Number of Pages 128

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