Saturday 19 October 2013

News: Richard III, Witches, a Will and Witches' Hats

"Richard III hunter co-authors book on car park King" is the title of a BBC News website story about Philippa Langley's new book about her quest to find Richard III's bones. Her book is called The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III.

The Northern Echo has a story entitled: "15th Century North Yorkshire witch who predicted Great Fire of London to be immortalised". You can read the feature about a campaign to erect a statue of Mother Shipton on the Northern Echo website.

"Cannibalism, orgies and suckling demons: Gruesome exhibition charts history of witchcraft through art". You can read the Daily Mail's write-up about the Scottish art exhibition Witches and Wicked Bodies here.

"Revealed: The final will of Burslem witch Molly Leigh" on the This is Staffordshire website.

And the blog Slate looks at the history behind witches' iconic headgear and asks: "Why Do Witches Wear Pointy Hats?" (The picture shows a Witch Hat in velvet that can be ordered through Amazon.)

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