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Angela Bourkes’ The Burning of Bridget Cleary
Angela Bourke’s The Burning of Bridget Cleary is a social history of the use of fairies and other myths to control people’s behaviour in Ireland in the 19th century. She traces the history of these myths to contextualise the brutal torture and murder of Bridget Cleary by her husband and kinsmen. It is very powerful but equally … Continue reading Angela Bourkes’ The Burning of Bridget Cleary