The Penguin Book of Witches

The Penguin Book of Witches

Non-Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Spirituality, Witchcraft & Spells
Paperback Published on: 02/10/2014
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Synopsis

A chilling, truly authoritative anthology of real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial AmericaFrom a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart; Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander; and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780143106180
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 224g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 15 mm

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