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Review: WitchfindersUser Review - Ben - Goodreads
If you are looking for a narrative of the witch trials - this book is for you. Gaskill has packed the book with case after case but although engaging, this does get repetitive. A good read but sadly ... Read full review
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Review: WitchfindersUser Review - Goodreads
Interesting, but very detailed. Gaskill gives a thorough account of the many cases of people convicted and executed, after being brought to confess by professional (and well paid) witchfinders, in the socially instable world of 1640s England.
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