Joan Flower

Where was she executed?

Flower was not executed, but died before the trial in Ancaster, England

Why was she accused of witchcraft?

During hard times, Flower and her daughters took jobs as servants at Belvoir Castle. They fit in poorly and were let go after being accused of petty thefts. Afterward, the Earl and his family fell ill, and his two sons died.

Other Information:

  • Flower demanded bread blessed by a priest to prove her innocence, but she choked and died on her first bite.

  • Flower and her daughters may have been scapegoats, and the boys were poisoned by another nobleman who wanted the Earldom.

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