The Great Scottish Witch Hunt

The Great Scottish Witch Hunt

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Scotland, in common with the rest of Europe, was troubled from time to time by outbreaks of witchcraft which the authorities sought to contain and then to suppress, and the outbreak of 1658-1662 is generally agreed to represent the high water mark of Scottish persecution. These were peculiar years for Scotland. This work deals with this subject.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 16mm | 281.23g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13
  • 0752444255
  • 9780752444253

About P. G. Mawell-Stuart

P. G. Maxwell-Stuart is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of St. Andrews. He is an acknowledged expert on the occult and his other books include Satan's Conspiracy: Magic & Witchcraft in Sixteenth Century Scotland, Witchcraft: A History ('Combines scholarly rigour with literary flair' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY), Witch Hunters ('The lurid tales of orgies and other debauchery told by these individuals still make for shocking reading today' THE DAILY MAIL) and Wizards: A History. He lives in St. Andrews.show more

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"A fascinating, detailed account of the characters, the accusations, their trials and their subsequent fates." "The Dumfries and Galloway Standard""show more