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Witches in the Witch Hunts Dr Philip Almond

In August 1612, Grace Sowerbutts of Samlesbury in Lancashiretold a Lancaster Assizes court her grandmother and aunt had murdered an eaten a baby, and had engaged in satanic sex. But had she?


Philip Almond hopes to provide answers to common questions about the European witch craze. Were there satanic cults? Were the persecutions of witches the repression of a European pre-Christian religion? How many were executed for witchcraft? Did the witch hunts arise from the fears of a European elite about the ‘enemy within’ or did they arise from village tensions and community friction? What did demonologists believe? Philip Almond is a Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses at the Universityof Queensland. He is the author of ten books including The Witches of Warboys, England’s First Demonologist and The LancashireWitches.


Speaker(s):

Prof Philip Almond | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

14 August 2012 at 7:15 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Treadwell's Books
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1E 7BS
020 7419 8507
http://www.treadwells-london.com/

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