Narbona Dacal

Artist
Steve Munro
Size
Date
2021
Medium
Digital
Material
Digital
Description
Accused of witchcraft during the Spanish Inquisition, Narbona was burned alive at the stake on 12 February 1498 Narbona belonged to a family that practiced healing in her rural community using medicinal plants and substances and scoffed at religious prayer as a source of healing. The mockery formed the base of her regional neighbours accusations of witchcraft The Inquisition's Holy Office, located in the Aljafería Palace in Aragon's capital city of Zaragoza, had Narbona arrested with other women accused of witchcraft and brought to the city There, allegations were levelled at her by her neighbours. One accused her of giving poisonous grapes to his wife, who "died shortly after very suffering and with great passions in her womb" Another said she and a company of other witches killed his daughter. Yet another testified to the death of a neighbour and said that Narbona had also bewitched the accuser so she could not have children On 12 February 1498, Narbona was convicted and burned at th
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