A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth-century Witchcraft Prosecution
In 1662, Amy Denny and Rose Cullender were accused of witchcraft, and, in one of the most important of such cases in England, stood trial and were hanged in Bury St Edmunds. A Trial of Witchesis a complete account of this sensational trial and an analysis of the court procedures, and the larger social, cultural and political concerns of the period.
In a critique of the official process, the book details how the erroneous conclusions of the trial were achieved. The authors consider the key participants in the case, including the judge and medical witness, their institutional importance, their part in the fate of the women and their future careers.
Through detailed research of primary sources, the authors explore the important implications of this case for the understanding of hysteria, group mentality, social forces and the witchcraft phenomenon as a whole.
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In 1662 Ann Denny and Rose Cullender were tried and hanged for witchcraft in the English market town of Bury St. Edmunds. Geis (criminology, emeritus, Univ. of California, Irvine) and English ... Read full review
Witchcrafts here resemble witchcrafts there
The toad in the blanket
The swouning sisters
Lice of extraordinary bigness
What might it mean?
Wrinkled face furrowed brow and gobber tooth
A man of bilious complexion and a with power
Of fear and drear
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