Katherine Cawches

This is a piece I did for a recent exchange:

It was on the island of Guernsey, in the UK, that on July 13th, 1556, Katherine Cawches and her daughters Perotine Massey and Guillemine Gilbert were burned at the stake for heresy.   While in the flames, the pregnant Perotine’s stomach burst open and her son was born.   Mr. W. House rescued the baby from the flames.   The newborn child was carried to the Bailiff, Helier Gosselin.   It was Gosselin who gave the order to throw the infant back into the flames.

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