033 – Satan’s Kingdom Divided

In today’s episode, the infamous Witch-Finder General begins his campaign through south-eastern England, as we discuss the opening accusations of the greatest and deadliest witch hunt in English history.

This episode primarily makes use of the following texts:

–  Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005)
–  Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002
–  Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People’s History, (2007)
–  Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002

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