Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has backed a petition to pardon the 'Bideford Witches' who were hanged in Exeter in 1682. Three women were hanged at Exeter Prison where a plaque in Rougemont Gardens commemorates their death.
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