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The Witches of Lorraine$
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Robin Briggs

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198225829

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198225829.001.0001

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Urban Witches: Saint‐Nicolas‐de‐Port and Other Towns

Urban Witches: Saint‐Nicolas‐de‐Port and Other Towns

(p.294) 10 Urban Witches: Saint‐Nicolas‐de‐Port and Other Towns
The Witches of Lorraine

Robin Briggs (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter focuses on witch trials Saint-Nicolas-de-Port. Trials from Saint-Nicolas began with the trial of Claudon Charniere, also known as la Picquatte on account of her first marriage to Martin Picquot, in the autumn of 1572. Another trial began with a public accusation in July 1582 by a young married woman named Mongeatte Recouvreur, who was said to be going about the streets as if demented. Trials Saint-Nicolas appears then passed through the hard times of the late 1580s and early 1590s without any formal accusations, until a new group of trials began in 1598. Altogether the town saw nineteen known witchcraft trials over a period of fifty-six years, fifteen of which have left full records, with all but one of the accused being women.

Keywords:   witch trials, Saint-Nicolas-de-Port, Claudon Charniere, la Picquatte, Mongeatte Recouvreur, urban witchcraft, healers

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