SOLD OUT Witchcraft in Wales: A Talk by Richard Suggett #WOWW
‘Richard Suggett is a historian, currently senior investigator at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, and Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. He is the author of the A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales (2005) as well as studies on the architecture and social history of medieval and later Wales’.
On Thursday 7th November at 7.30pm, he will be giving a talk on ‘The History of Witchcraft in Wales’. In the book Welsh Witches: Narratives of Witchcraft from Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-century Wales, Richard reveals some remarkable events and personalities that have remained hidden for three hundred years. In these cases we encounter suspected witches, cursers and healers, users of love magic and charms and believers in fairies. The talk will also look at several cases of Welsh women accused of witchcraft and the context, concerns or reasons behind the claims.
This talk forms part of Narberth Museum’s ‘Women of West Wales’ project, exploring different aspects of local women’s history. The project is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Tickets are £5 and refreshments will be available.