ashton_albright (ashton_albright) wrote in little_details,

Witch Mother/doctor

In my story I have a witch that in effect took care of a village right around the turn of the first century in England (1000 a.d. or c.e.).  I have been trying to find if there was any honorifics entitled to that position.  I found the term witch mother once, but it was in reference to another time period. 

Was that even something they would recognize and if so how would the person be treated?  This is a major part of my characters history so I really don't want to screw up.  I have goolged 'witches turn of the first millennium ' 'witches 1000 years ago' and various other combinations but they do not yield what appears to be a good link.  Although I am about to purchase the book:

The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium
by Robert Lacey, Danny Danziger

Which looks like it would provide quite a bit of information for my characters life. (not sure how to get rid of the bold now...) 

Are there any other resources you could recommend?  I don't mind doing the leg work myself if there is some other books you can tell me about or links.

EDIT: So because some times I am very dense it seems...I need information about growing up and everything around that time.  My character grew up in this time frame she will have mannerisms and the such I want them to be accurate.  Any help at all is very welcome and much appreciated!
Tags: 1000-1099, uk: history: middle ages, ~middle ages, ~religion & mythology (misc)

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