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A woman from Hockham in the county of Norwich who suffered suicidal tendencies diverse fits where she "sometimes seemed dead and senseles." Sometimes she "spoke strangely or barked like a dog" or had "strange visions and fearful sights of light and flashes of lightning in the evening," and of "two children, one white and the other red." She suffer tremendous physical and physiological complications: she foamed at the mouth, spat at the name of Jesus, and exhibited extraordinary strength. During these fits she "complained about Mother Frauncis" who was eventually imprisoned by Sir Bassingbourn Gawdy in the Norwich goal for causing Harvey's torments. It was there that Harvey scratched Frauncis to unwitch herself. Harvey was examined by Augustine Styward, sometime around December 20, 1600, and diagnosed as having "as physic calleth uteri suffoctio or strangulatio," or hysteria. Styward wrote to Goawdy, begging him to take mercy on Frauncis. Frauncis was released, but within three weeks she was dead. Beyond being diagnosed as a hysteric, Harvey was also accused of being a "counterfit."()

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Unknown, . Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 28223, f.15. Unknown: 1600,

Joan Harvey Joan Harvey Demoniac
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A woman from Hockham in the county of Norwich who suffered suicidal tendencies diverse fits where she "sometimes seemed dead and senseles." Sometimes she "spoke strangely or barked like a dog" or had "strange visions and fearful sights of light and flashes of lightning in the evening," and of "two children, one white and the other red." She suffer tremendous physical and physiological complications: she foamed at the mouth, spat at the name of Jesus, and exhibited extraordinary strength. During these fits she "complained about Mother Frauncis" who was eventually imprisoned by Sir Bassingbourn Gawdy in the Norwich goal for causing Harvey's torments. It was there that Harvey scratched Frauncis to unwitch herself. Harvey was examined by Augustine Styward, sometime around December 20, 1600, and diagnosed as having "as physic calleth uteri suffoctio or strangulatio," or hysteria. Styward wrote to Goawdy, begging him to take mercy on Frauncis. Frauncis was released, but within three weeks she was dead. Beyond being diagnosed as a hysteric, Harvey was also accused of being a "counterfit."()

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Unknown, . Brit. Mus., Add. MS. 28223, f.15. Unknown: 1600,

Joan Harvey Joan Harvey Victim