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The Royal Injunctions of 1547 fulminated against charmers, sorcerers,
enchanters, witches and soothsayers in language which was closely echoed
seven years later by Edmund Bonner, the Marian Bishop of London. Indeed
Bonner wrote at ...
As late as 1716 the Bishop of Norwich was seeking to know whether there were
any of his flock who 'by sorcery, charms, or astrology, pretend to tell fortunes and
discover lost goods, or any that consult with such persons'.2 In this respect the ...
and future Archbishop of Canterbury; Richard Neile, Dean of Westminster, and
later Archbishop of York; and William Barlow, Archbishop Whitgift's chaplain and
later Bishop of Lincoln.1 But the most prominent figures were the pamphleteers, ...
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The Magic of the Medieval Church
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