Holly the Cornish Witch

Holly the Cornish Witch lived a long, long life.

Living in Cornwall, as she did, in the sixteenth century, as she did, meant that witches usually went out in a roar of flames. But, being Cornwall, which it was, the superstitious Cornish thought that it was mightily unlucky to burn Holly, which it wasn’t.

Therefore, they were very reluctant to burn Holly the witch, which she was, and so they didn’t.

Holly the Witch, c.1517 – 24th March 1603.

She died of natural causes, which they were, upon the very day that Good Queen Bess, which she wasn’t, died.

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