The Case of the Fasting Girl – Genuine Hysteria or Fraud?

On January 4th 1870, Dr. R. Sephton left his house in Culcheth, travelling about a mile to the house of the Sudworths to treat their daughter, Ellen. Dr Sephton attended to his young patient, finding she had developed a fever. He diagnosed Ellen with febricula and debility and saw her a few more times over... Continue Reading →

‘Satan’s Seat’ in London – Westminster

One Sunday in 1823, Christopher Woollacott, a newly instated pastor at a Baptist church in Romney Street, was perusing the streets of his new hometown. This was the first Sunday after his arrival, having come from a small rural baptist church in Modbury to a growing church, not far from the Houses of Parliament in... Continue Reading →

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