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The Witchcraft Series: The Child Witnesses

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In English witch-trials, it was considered acceptable to take testimony from the children of the accused. These two works illustrate the evidence given by Thomas Rabbett and Febey Hunt, eight-year old children of two women tried at St. Osyth, Essex. Both describe and name their mothers’ supposed "familiar spirits". The framing texts are reproduced from the original trial document.

Photographer: Mei Lim
92 x 69 cm Cotton, linen, synthetic yarns
Photographer: Mei Lim
69 x 92 cm Cotton, linen, synthetic yarns

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