The last three women to be hanged for being witches in England may be pardoned more than 300 years after their deaths. An e-petition has been launched, and has won the backing of Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw.
The women, from Bideford in North Devon, may have simply been suffering from dementia. But not all historians agree that retrospective justice should happen.
Three women were hanged at Exeter Prison back in 1682 because they were thought to be witches. They were the last people to be executed for alleged witchcraft. For more on this story click the following - BIDEFORD WITCHES