031 – It’s Treason, then.

Today’s episode covers the escalating conflict between Charles I and Parliament, as harsh words led to outright war. We also look at the simmering discontent among elements of the English population to the limited prosecutions of witches, spearheaded by the Stuart court.


This episode primarily makes use of the following sources:

  • Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, Brian (ed.) The Oxford Handbook
  • Holmes, R., Witchcraft in British History (1974)
  • MacFarlane, A., Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (London, 1970)
  • Levack, B., ‘State-Building and Witch Hunting’, in Darren Oldridge (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader (London, 2002)
  • Poole, R., (ed.), The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories (2002)A full bibliography can be found on the website.

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