The tale of the Essex pensioner who was executed for witchcraft 450 years ago | Essex Live

Exactly 450 years ago, an elderly Essex widow became the first person in the country to be executed for witchcraft.

Here, author Willow Winsham recounts the bizarre and terrifying tale of Agnes Waterhouse, from Hatfield Peverel, and her pet cat Satan.

Source: The tale of the Essex pensioner who was executed for witchcraft 450 years ago | Essex Live

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