The Old Woman and the Conjurors

The Old Woman and the Conjurors

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A Journey from Witch Scratching to the Conjurors, & the Southcottian Millenarean Movement of the Early 19th Century

by Mike Slater

Explore the eccentric characters, beliefs, and clients of 19th-century village conjurors, including Exeter prophetess Joanna Southcott, Leeds witch and murderess Mary Bateman, and murder-victim Ann Tennant. This book examines the period's pandemic of "witch scratching" and presents Michael Slater's extensive research that has revealed fascinating new depths to the history of supernatural study.