James I and the English Witch Hunts

Witch hunts, often associated in people’s minds with the middle ages, were a Renaissance phenomenon which could have had  more to do with politics than spirits.

Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts – review | Books | The Guardian.

Photo: The Witch Gown of Veringenstadt, 1680. Found in the collection of the Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer.
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