The Yorkshire Witch Who Predicted The End of The World

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The Witchcraft Act of 1735 decriminalized witchcraft in England creating a wave of so called "white witches" or witches that dealt with telling fortunes, selling potions, and good luck charms.
In the early 19th a witch would show up, predict the end of the world and then be embroiled in a plot of murder and poison.
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Sources
https://murderpedia.org/female.B/b/bateman-mary.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchcraft_Act_1735

https://cobaltfairy.com/witches-19th-century-britain/

https://io9.gizmodo.com/how-a-con-artist-used-basic-chemistry-to-prophesize-the-1658708815

https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/how-the-yorkshire-witch-scammed-1806-leeds-with-apocalyptic-chicken-eggs-and-simple-chemistry/

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/577601/mary-bateman-witch-yorkshire-murder

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