Monday 20 May 2013

Surely They Could Find Something More Recent?

Children are being summoned to take part in the trial of Ewell's very own witch this month. Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club will re-enact the trial of Joan Butts, which was held in 1682.
You know, I can't quite put my finger on it, but I'm sure we have far more modern examples of credulous fools being led by the nose and seeking out imaginary witches to show the kiddiewinks the folly of hysteria...
On Wednesday, May 29, the club will return to the days when dark magic was blamed for anything unexplained. Professional storyteller Janet Dowling and the children will try to decide if the witch or the trial was more wicked.
A question we might well ask adults.

1 comment:

John Pickworth said...

the trial of Joan Butts

Unbelievable! Did Dr Who donate his TARDIS to the justice system? We're labelling dead celebs as criminals, prosecuting 40 year old cases, and re-enacting centuries old trials... and yet the cops today don't seem interested in anything unless it has a facebook, twitter account or MPs pass.