Interesting Question of the Day – 28 October 2016

Helen Duncan was the last woman to be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for witchcraft in Britain.


In what century did it happen?

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 28 October 2016
  1. Stuart Ray says:

    20th ?

  2. Drew says:

    I enjoyed the LSA debunking efforts and her hysterics.
    First conviction was in the mid 1940’s and it was specifically for FALSELY claiming to deal with spirits.
    She would have got done again in the 50s but had the poor sportsmanship to die before a trial could be organised.

    • iqtrivia says:

      Yes the Witchcraft Act banned claiming you had magical powers.

      In the security conscious days of WWII there was some concern that she might spread sensitive military information, and Churchill complained that her prosecution was “obsolete tomfoolery.”