In 1566, England executed its first woman for witchcraft, Agnes Waterhouse. She was guilty of turning her cat into a toad, which then turned into a dog with horns & threatened her neighbour with a knife. She denied all charges but was guilty & hung later. 

In 1566, England executed its first woman for witchcraft, Agnes Waterhouse. She was guilty of turning her cat into a toad, which then turned into a dog with horns & threatened her neighbour with a knife. She denied all charges but was guilty & hung later. 

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A painting of Agnes Waterhouse
Agnes Waterhouse

Before her execution, Agnes begged for forgiveness from God. When officials questioned her church habits, she said she prayed, but only in Latin. She did so as her cat did not allow her to pray in English! 

Did you know that Joan of Arc, The Maid of Orléans was guilty of witchcraft?

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