Certaine Wytches, Chelmsford, Essex, 1566


This tapestry commemorates three Essex women from the same family, who were tried at Chelmsford in 1566. The "witches" depicted are Joan Waterhouse (left), her mother Agnes Waterhouse (right), and at the centre, Joan's grandmother Eve. Agnes Waterhouse was hanged as a result of this trial. She was the first woman executed for witchcraft in England.





Knotted tapestry

cotton, linen, synthetic yarns


156 x 196 cm