In 1661, rumours swept the town of Youghal about the deadly kiss of a woman named Florence Newton, a kiss that could bring terrible pain, claim lives, and that marked her out for what she truly was – a witch.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
Irish Witchcraft and Demonology, by St. John D. Seymour
‘Florence Newton’s trial for witchcraft, Cork, 1661: Sir William Aston’s transcript’, Edited by Dr Andrew Sneddon
‘Witchcraft belief and trials in early modern Ireland,’ Dr Andrew Sneddon
Witchfinders, by Malcolm Gaskill