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Highroad to the Stake: A Tale of Witchcraft based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I had not thought that the author could milk over 400 pages of smallish print from a single criminal case four centuries old, but he did it. The sad lives and horrific deaths of the Pappenheimer family are recounted here with a jeweler's eye for detail, and without too many digressions or speculations. The book goes a long way towards explaining the way people thought at the time and why they REALLY BELIEVED in the vagrant family's guilt and the justice of the trial, verdict and execution.