Join Zoe Venditozzi and Claire Mitchell of the Witches of Scotland campaign to talk to us about their work and research into Scotland's witchcraft trials.
Linlithgow Museum is delighted to welcome Zoe Venditozzi and Claire Mitchell QC of the Witches of Scotland Campaign to talk to us about their excellent work. You might have heard them recently on BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and on the news talking about the campaign as their petition is currently working its way through the Scottish Parliament committee system. They are going to be talking about their campaign and what they’ve found out about the witchcraft trials in Scotland at this time.
An estimated 3,837 people were accused of witchcraft in Scotland between 1563 and 1736 and current estimates are that two thirds of those were executed, some 2,558 people. 84% of those accused were women. To date, there has been no apology, no pardon and no memorial to those who lost their lives in Scotland.
Zoe and Claire are working hard to have a pardon for those convicted of witchcraft, an apology for those accused of witchcraft and a national memorial to respect the memory of those convicted and accused.
Join us and find out more about this interesting campaign.
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