Tag: Wicked Women Week

Ireland’s 7 Darkest Goddesses who inspire revenge and death

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Irish Goddesses are the perfect woman’s guide to revenge, infidelity, intoxication and death, says ANN MASSEY

Who is your favourite British horror actress?

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As we conclude Wicked Women Week, we turn our eyes to the women who have entertained us in British horror

Mary Pearcey, the Hampstead Murderess

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Mary Pearcy
Mary Pearcey committed crimes were so horrific that she's been suspected of being Jack the Ripper, says JON REES

Catherine Wilson, the killer nurse

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Execution of Catherine Wilson
Poison was the preferred method of murder for 19th century Lincolnshire-born killer Catherine Wilson, says L.H. DAVIES

Dearg Due, Demon Brides and other Irish Femme Fatale

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Irish Vampire Dearg Due
ANN MASSEY takes a look at the supernatural Irish Femme Fatale.

7 Creepiest Female Characters In British Horror Film History

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PAUL MOYNIHAN makes a list of creepy women in British horror films

The Strange Case of Glasgow’s Madeleine Smith

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Madeleine Smith
Madeleine Smith, a young Glasgow woman rocked the city with a sensational murder case in 1857, writes MJ STEEL COLLINS

Elizabeth Sawyer, The Witch of Edmonton

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JASON HOLLIS asks was Elizabeth Sawyer a wicked woman or was she just angry because people kept calling her a witch?

Grace O’Malley, the Pirate Queen of Ireland

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Two queens: Grace O'Malley meets Elizabeth the First
Grace O'Malley was known as the Pirate Queen of Ireland, says ANN MASSEY

The Ghost of the Wicked Lady haunts Nomansland Common

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The Wicked Lady
JAY HOLLIS reveals the afterlife of a notorious 17th century highwaywoman!

Elizabeth Stile, the Witch of Windsor who loved being bad!

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Elizabeth Stile Witch of Windsor, feeds her familiars
Elizabeth Stile was a 16th century wicked witch who loved her black arts, says POLLYANNA JONES

Jill the Ripper? 5 women accused of being Jack

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Jill the Ripper
JON REES picks five women who have been suspected of the Jack the Ripper killings

10 Great Women from Gothic Horror

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KAJA FRANCK counts down 10 deadly British literary ladies

Morgan Le Fay, the woman who stole Excalibur

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NIA JONES tells us about the legendary wicked Arthurian character Morgan Le Fay for Spooky Isles' Wicked Women Week

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Bodmin Moor: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Lion and Swan Hotel
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Don’t let the cries of a ghost child and other spectres scare you from visiting The Lion and Swan Hotel in Cheshire, says RICK HALE