The Heart of Margaret Read



I'm still immersed in the stories of the mystics and witches of Norfolk. It is remarkable to me just how much suffering men have inflicted on women throughout history, often using the most irrational justifications.


Margaret Read was burned at the stake in King's Lynn square in 1590. Margaret was accused and then found guilty of witchcraft. . Anecdotal accounts share with us that as she was being consumed by flames, her heart burst from her chest, smashed into the spot above the window which is now marked with a diamond and then fell to the ground before it beat a determined path to the nearby River.