"The Earl was a tyrannical bully who made the lives of the villagers miserable. He doled out dreadful punishments for the slightest misdeeds: […] young women who did not curtsey low enough when he passed were forced into service at the castle […]."
Miranda Goshawk, Book of Spells.[src]

These young women were villagers of Poppleton, England, in the 15th century. They were forced into service at the castle of the tyrannical Earl of Paunchley, after the Earl took offence at them not curtseying low enough.[1]


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