2 - The Darcy Lands
Elizabeth, Ales, Margerie and Joan
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 December 2022
This chapter ranges over the St Osyth lndscape, mapping its haunted spots and the location of key encounters with familiar spirits, particularly those said to belong to Elizabeth Bennet, Margerie Sammon, Ales Hunt and Joan Pechey. It introduces further key figures from the wider Darcy estate and shows how more suspects were drawn into the witch hunt. It argues that the history and features of a landscape can tell us much about the origin of local witchcraft fears.
- The Witches of St Osyth , pp. 51 - 99Publisher: Cambridge University PressPrint publication year: 2022