Murder Pamphlet: The Arraignment and Burning of Margaret Fernseed

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Margaret Fernseed was born around 1560 and executed in 1608.

Like so many murder pamphlets, The Arraignment and Burning of Margaret Fernseed begins by reminding us that it is “folly” to believe we can conceal our sins and abominations from God and public justice ministers. The message is clear: you cannot trick the justice system.