A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718

July 3, 2016 - Comment

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Anthony Spadaro says:

Well researched and written but too repetitive for me I bought This book in the free kindle edition – I’ll read almost anything so long as it is well written and inexpensive.For those looking to research the subject this is a treasure trove of accurate information about Witch prosecutions in England during the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It is about England – only. There are only a few paragraphs about the Salem trials and I don’t remember any names coming up in that section – certainly no family histories. For me the multitude of…

Darcia Helle says:

Great For Research This book is more a history of witchcraft trials and outcomes in England, rather than of witchcraft itself. The writing is dry bordering on dull, which is to be expected of a textbook from the period in which this one was written. It’s factual accounts, with no summation or interjection from the author.I’ve read a lot about the Salem witch trials that took place here in the US, but I had little knowledge about the events in England that precipitated Salem. I found the history…

Stephen Cooper says:

THE SLOW DEATH OF WITCHCRAFT There is vast literature about the history of witchcraft, both in this country and in Europe. I decided to go back to this book, written in the early 1900s; and I was not disappointed. It is a model of clarity and explains the history of witchcraft in the UK between the early modern period – from 1556 to 1735. To my way of thinking it is a more satisfactory book than Hugh Trevor-Roper European Witch Craze in the 16th and 17th centuries, because it provides a better narrative. Indeed one…

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