Witchcraft Act

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Helen Duncan - Repeal of The Witchcraft Act
... Duncan was one of the last persons to be convicted under the Witchcraft Act 1735, which sought prosecution of anyone who falsely claimed to be able to procure spirits ... There was a subsequent conviction under the act, of Jane Rebecca Yorke of Forest Gate in east London on 26 September 1944 at the Central Criminal Court ... contributed to the repeal of the Witchcraft Act, which was contained in the Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951 promoted by Walter Monslow, Labour Member of Parliament for Barrow-in-Furness ...
Cunning Folk In Britain - History - Early Modern Period - England and Wales
... This changed with the Witchcraft Act of 1542, enacted under the reign of Henry VIII, which targeted both witches and cunning folk, and which prescribed the death penalty for such crimes ... by parliament designed to illegalise "Conjurations, Enchantments and Witchcrafts", again being aimed at both the alleged witches and the cunning folk ... Whilst across England, many people were accused of witchcraft by members of their local communities and put on trial, the cunning folk very rarely suffered ...
Jane Rebecca Yorke
... medium who was the last person convicted under the Witchcraft Act of 1735 ... Criminal Court she was found guilty on seven counts against the Witchcraft Act of 1735 ... of Helen Duncan, the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided that the Witchcraft Act was still useful in dealing with cases involving mediums ...

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