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Reginald Scot

(1538—1599) writer on witchcraft


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(c. 1537–99),

author of The Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584). This was written with the aim of preventing the persecution of poor, aged, and simple persons who were popularly believed to be witches, by exposing the impostures on the one hand, and the credulity on the other, that supported the belief in sorcery.

Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.


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