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Raising the Dead in 17th century England

This talk unpacks the culture of death in 17th century England

The English 17th century was harsh, and amidst frail mortality people prayed for their deceased, petitioned Christian martyrs, saw ghosts, and whispered of black magic in midnight graveyards. This talk unpacks the culture of death before looking at their place in magical practice: the use of corpse bits in spells, exorcisms and ghost-raising, before examining why necromancy and “nigromancy” were so linked to witchcraft and demonology. Alexander Cummins recently completed his doctoral thesis in History at University of Bristol.


Dr Alexander Cummins | talks


Date and Time:

3 July 2014 at 7:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



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