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Demonology by King James I

Demonology by King James I

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Before his reign, witchcraft persecutions had been rare in Britain. But that all changed in 1590 when James personally oversaw the trials by torture for around seventy individuals implicated in the North Berwick Witch Trials, the biggest Scotland had known. Their alleged crime? Raising a storm which nearly sank James’ ship when he sailed home from Norway with his new bride, Anne of Denmark. The trial resulted in possibly dozens of people burned at the stake, although the precise number is unknown.
In 1597, James published Demonology, his rebuttal of Reginald Scot’s skeptical work, The Discovery of Witchcraft, which questioned the very existence of witches. Demonology was an alarmist book, presenting the idea of a vast conspiracy of satanic witches threatening to undermine the nation. To help support my independent research please donate

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Before his reign, witchcraft persecutions had been rare in Britain. But that all changed in 1590 when James personally oversaw the trials by torture for around seventy individuals implicated in the North Berwick Witch Trials, the biggest Scotland had known. Their alleged crime? Raising a storm which nearly sank James’ ship when he sailed home from Norway with his new bride, Anne of Denmark. The trial resulted in possibly dozens of people burned at the stake, although the precise number is unknown.
In 1597, James published Demonology, his rebuttal of Reginald Scot’s skeptical work, The Discovery of Witchcraft, which questioned the very existence of witches. Demonology was an alarmist book, presenting the idea of a vast conspiracy of satanic witches threatening to undermine the nation. To help support my independent research please donate

http://ecclecticskeptic2.chipin.com/donations

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