Eleanor Cobham: the Duchess who wanted to become Queen guilty of Sorcery

It was November 13th, 1441: the curious people of London lined the streets to observe an act of public penance. The criminal was a woman, perhaps 40 years of age, bare-headed, plainly dressed, who was rowed in a barge to Temple Stairs off the Thames. She would then proceed to walk all the way to St. Paul’s Cathedral, carrying before her a wax taper and showing the entire time a “meek and demure countenance.” The condemned woman was Eleanor Cobham, the wife to a royal prince: Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.…

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