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17 & 27 July: Burnt At The Stake

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Join this promenade by the Guernsey History in Action Company

Follow the commemoration of the trial and notorious execution of Catherine Cauchés who, with her two daughters Perotine and Guillemine was accused and convicted of heresy after being cleared of a lesser theft charge. Subsequently shown to have been a politically motivated miscarriage of justice, the case was featured in Foxe's Book of Martyrs which details how one of the women gave birth to a son during the execution. Initially rescued, he was also thrown back into the flames by official order.

Starts at Market Square, St Peter Port, then proceeding to Tower Hill

Dates: Sunday 17 July and Wednesday 27 July 

The event lasts about an hour.

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