Margaret Fleming, Countess of Atholl (with Lucy Hinnie)

It’s a slightly belated Halloween super special/ continuation of the Mary, Queen of Scots saga this week! We’re talking about Margaret Fleming, Countess of Atholl: older sister of one of the Four Marys and also a witch who was never arrested or punished for it.

Our guest is Lucy Hinnie, an Early Career Researcher, Wikimedian and digital humanist. She is currently Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, and a Digital Skills Wikimedian for Wikimedia UK.

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Eleanor Janega’s blog about why you are (probably) not the granddaughter of the witches they couldn’t burn


Queen Mary’s Women: female relatives, servants, friends and enemies of Mary, Queen of Scots by Rosalind K. Marshall

The Scottish witch-hunt in context edited by Julian Goodare

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