A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 To 1718

A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 To 1718

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by Wallace Notestein
     
 

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ISBN-10: 159740098X

ISBN-13: 9781597400985

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: ACLS History E-Book Project

This study of witchcraft has been limited to a period of about one hundred and sixty years in English history. The year 1558 has been chosen as the starting point because almost immediately after the accession of Elizabeth there began the movement for a new law, a movement which resulted in the statute of 1563. With that statute the history of the persecution of

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This study of witchcraft has been limited to a period of about one hundred and sixty years in English history. The year 1558 has been chosen as the starting point because almost immediately after the accession of Elizabeth there began the movement for a new law, a movement which resulted in the statute of 1563. With that statute the history of the persecution of witches gathers importance. The year 1718 has been selected as a concluding date because that year was marked by the publication of Francis Hutchinson's notable attack upon the belief. Hutchinson levelled a final and deadly blow at the dying superstition. Few men of intelligence dared after that avow any belief in the reality of witchcraft; it is probable that very few even secretly cherished such a belief.

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ISBN-13:
9781597400985
Publisher:
ACLS History E-Book Project
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.19(d)

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