Penance in a White Sheet, Clifton Campville

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Date:1740

Description:Order to the ministers of Clifton Campville, Lullington and Thorp to call Dorothy Fisher to perform penance for three successive Sundays. She had been found guilty by the church court in Lichfield of adultery with Thomas Forster.

Note the humiliating form which the penance took.

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Donor ref:LRO B/C/5 1740/114 (201/29579)

Source: Staffordshire County Record Office

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