Witchcraft Trials in England

Malcolm Gaskill

in The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199578160
Published online May 2013 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in History

 Witchcraft Trials in           England

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This article begins with a review of studies on the history of English witch prosecutions and witch-trials. It then discusses Elizabethan witchcraft prosecutions; the early Stuarts and the Interregnum; and prosecutions and attitudes after 1660.

Keywords: witchcraft prosecutions; witch trials; Stuarts; Interregnum

Article.  8439 words. 

Subjects: History ; British History ; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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