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At Chensford in Essex, before Iudge Coniers, fourteene whereof were hanged on Friday last, Iuly 25. 1645. there being at this time a hundred more in severall prisons in Suffolke and Essex. Setting forth the Confessions of the principall of them. Also shewing how the Divell had carnall copulation with Rebecca West, a young maid, daughter to Anne West. And how they bewitched Men, Women, Children, and Cattell to death: with many other strange things, the like was never heard of before.The names of those that were executed: Mrs.... More >>>
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At Chensford in Essex, before Iudge Coniers, fourteene whereof were hanged on Friday last, Iuly 25. 1645. there being at this time a hundred more in severall prisons in Suffolke and Essex. Setting forth the Confessions of the principall of them. Also shewing how the Divell had carnall copulation with Rebecca West, a young maid, daughter to Anne West. And how they bewitched Men, Women, Children, and Cattell to death: with many other strange things, the like was never heard of before.

The names of those that were executed: Mrs. Wayt a Mini- Jane Browne. Jane Brigssters wife. Mother Forman. Mother Miller. Anne West. Rachel Flower. Mother Clarke. Mother Benefield. Mary Greene. Frances Jones. Mother Goodwin. Mary Foster. Mary Rhodes.



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"Anonymous" of course means "without a name" and is used when the author is not known--or sometimes, when a story develops out of an oral tradition over generations with possibly many storytellers contributing to and revising the tale before it is finally written down and becomes literature.

A notable amount of ancient and medieval literature is anonymous. This is not only due to the lack of documents from a period, but also due to an interpretation of the author's role that differs considerably from the romantic interpretation of the term in use today. Ancient and Medieval authors were often overawed by the classical writers and the Church Fathers and tended to re-tell and embellish stories they had heard or read rather than invent new stories. And even when they did, they often claimed to be handing down something from an auctor instead. From this point of view, the names of the individual authors seemed much less important, and therefore many important works were never attributed to any specific person.