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A87933117 - The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'?

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'? - A87933117
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

Yeah, another one. I found this lady's books, was reading them with great glee, and then came to the part about the 'scold' trial, and I couldn't help it. We need this one.

smiley - dragon


A87933117 - The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'?

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SashaQ - happysad

Yes indeed! Superb Entry about a remarkable woman smiley - ok


A87933117 - The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'?

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minorvogonpoet

This is interesting and amusing and Anne Royall sounds a remarkable woman. smiley - smiley

I wonder whether it was only women who were accused of being 'scolds'. I associate punishment by ducking with the witch trials of the seventeenth century.smiley - witch Both seem to have been linked to a fear of independent minded women.

As a detail, is the spelling of 'sware' in the description of the trial deliberate?


A87933117 - The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'?

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

You're absolutely right, MVP. Laws like this were mostly used against women, although at least one man was convicted of witchcraft in Salem.

If you get a chance to listen to the Jeff Biggers radio interview, you can hear a discussion of how laws like this were used to silence women, and how important recognition of this fact is for an understanding of women's history.

Yes, that's how she spelled swear in the book. Thanks for reminding me. smiley - smiley I'll go put in a 'sic'.


A87933117 - The Trial of Anne Royall: Courageous Journalist or 'Common Scold'?

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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Very interesting Entry!


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