Author’s Note: In the UK, people of my generation have grandparents who fought against Nazi Germany during WWII. My maternal grandfather fought in the North
Translator’s Note: Looking through newspaper records about child deaths whilst in the care of one or both parents in the US – I see that
Whereas the Western narratives end to focus on an imagined ‘paranormal’ reason for her death, the Chinese narratives focus on the unjust nature of her death, and the apparent failure of the Western police (and other authorities) to pursue the matter properly.
The UK ‘officially’ executed around 1000 victims for witchcraft – but many more were killed by sadistic mobs who took the law into their own hands (encouraged by local priests). What many may not realise is that one of the crimes listed as witchcraft was ‘vile midwifery’ – a crime that demanded the death penalty. Any woman who was found to possess knowledge of pregnancy, labour, childbirth and post-natal recovery were deemed in league with the devil and sentenced to be burnt at the stake.
Witchcraft Museum, Boscastle, North Cornwall It is interesting to note that the ancient teachings of witchcraft, wiccan, or any other name pertaining to the preservation