Apologise to them

Nicola Baglow is right (“Don’t pardon them”, Opinion, September 26). Bideford’s so-called witches should not be pardoned. Instead, the church and state that murdered them should apologise.

These women committed no crime as such. They were victims of an age when the casting of magic spells and flying on broomsticks were thought possible.

These women have nothing to be forgiven for. It was the church and state that committed what today can only be seen as a crime.

Clive Bone

(Bideford town councillor, 2007-2011)

Buckland Brewer

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