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Fresh effort to secure a pardon for Scotswoman convicted of witchcraft

CAMPAIGNERS are launching new efforts to have the last woman in Britain imprisoned under the ­Witchcraft Act pardoned.

Helen Duncan, from Callander, near Stirling, was convicted at London’s Old Bailey under the Witchcraft Act in 1944 after she revealed Second World War military secrets during a seance.

The medium was arrested in Portsmouth after holding a seance in 1941 in which she claimed to be contacted by a dead sailor from HMS Barham. The battleship had sunk after being torpedoed off the coast of Egypt just days before – but news of its sinking was not officially revealed to the public by the military until 1942.

read more Fresh effort to secure a pardon for Scotswoman convicted of witchcraft | Herald Scotland.

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One comment on “Fresh effort to secure a pardon for Scotswoman convicted of witchcraft

  1. ~Heidi's Magical Haven~
    August 12, 2014

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