Margaret Vincent: The Pitiless Mother

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In 1616, Margaret Vincent murdered two of her three children. Her story was detailed in a murder pamphlet titled A Pitiless Mother released the same year. Like many other murder pamphlets, Margaret’s reads like a tabloid story full of warnings against Catholicism.

In this story, filicide and religious fanaticism unite to create the perfect storm.

Margaret & Jarvis…

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