Predictions have always interested mankind, but ordinary people have always been admired by the gift of a soothsayer and fear, sometimes turning into hatred. Not passed this cup and Mother Shipton – the legendary prophetess from England.
Life in the small Yorkshire village of Knaresborough flowed peacefully and measured. Only one of its residents – the widow of Agatha Southale confused and disturbed the peace of local residents. For her, the glory of the broken little woman, who did not shy away from seducing someone else’s husband or quarreling with a neighbor because of a trifle, was entrenched for a long time. But it was still half the trouble: Agatha was engaged in a fortuneteering, in fact, she lived on it. Continue reading