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Alice Nutter is a possible ancestor of mine and I may make her a common ancestor of the main characters in my two books. Being associated with witch lore makes her an  interesting choice. My fictional cult will hold something similar to a séance and Alice Nutter may be the person I summon.

Alice Nutter appeared to take her accusal of being a witch rather well and this makes her a good candidate. I would prefer someone of intellectual brilliance, but who’s to say she wasn’t brilliant.

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett used the Nutter name for a reason.

Description: Statue of Alice Nutter, one of the accused Pendle witches, in Roughlee, Lancashire, England. Date: 20 August 2012

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Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (1990)

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