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Witchcraft in England, 1558-1618

Author: Barbara Rosen
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1991.
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Anyone interested in manifestations of witchcraft in Elizabethan and Jacobean England will find this book an invaluable source. Barbara Rosen has gathered and edited a rare collection of documents--pamphlets, reports, trial accounts, and other material--that describes the experience, interpretation, and punishment of witchcraft in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. In her introduction, Rosen  Read more...
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Witchcraft.
Witchcraft in England, 1558-1618.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1991
(OCoLC)556121157
Online version:
Witchcraft.
Witchcraft in England, 1558-1618.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1991
(OCoLC)609771889
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Rosen
ISBN: 0870237535 9780870237539
OCLC Number: 23690616
Notes: Reprint with new introd. Originally published: Witchcraft. New York : Taplinger, 1972, ©1969. (The Stratford-upon-Avon library ; 6).
Description: xvi, 407 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface to the Paperback Edition --
List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
I. Introduction --
Witchcraft --
Laws and Punishments --
II. Early Days --
Fault in the Stars --
Witches and Fairies --
Witches at Chelmsford --
Witches at Windsor --
Chelmsford Witches Again --
III. Law Tricks --
Witches at St. Osyth --
A Comment on Evidence --
A Comment on Method --
A Miscarriage of Justice --
IV. Thick-Coming Fancies --
Cautionary Tales --
More Executions at Chelmsford --
Witches' Sabbath --
Aerial Adventures of Richard Burt --
V. Changing Times: The Tricksters --
The Fairy Queen in Hampshire --
A Country Gentleman --
Success Story --
VI. Possession --
The Devil in the Nursery --
a) The disclosing of a late counterfeyted possession --
b) The ... three Witches of Warboys --
The Devil at Large --
VII. Deaths and Sentences --
Death of an Earl --
Death of a Queen --
Opinions of a Judge --
Witches Abroad316 --
The Witch in the Alehouse --
VIII. Jacobean Style --
The Swimming Test --
Northhamptonshire Witches --
Lancashire Witches --
Malice and Maleficium --
Select Bibliography --
Glossary --
Index of Familiars --
Index of Persons --
Index of Places.
Other Titles: Witchcraft.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara Rosen.

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