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Witchfinders

Malcolm Gaskill

Witchfinders

a seventeenth-century English tragedy

by Malcolm Gaskill

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  • 35 Currently reading

Published by John Murray in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hopkins, Matthew, -- d. 1647.,
  • Witchcraft -- England -- History -- 17th century.,
  • Witchcraft -- England -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMalcolm Gaskill.
    GenreBiography.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvii, 364 p. :
    Number of Pages364
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22624760M
    ISBN 100719561205

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While Witchfinders tells of a unique and tragic historical moment fueled by religious fervor, today it serves as a reminder of the power of fear and fanaticism to fuel ordinary people's willingness to demonize others. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more.

Read it now. Enter your mobile number or email Cited by: Mar 25,  · The Witchfinder’s Sister [lays] bare the visceral horror of what a witch hunt truly is.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice) “Vivid and terrifying.”—Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train and Into the Water “Connects nicely with such dystopian classics as and The Handmaid’s Tale.”—Booklist4/5(91).

Mar 02,  · The Witchfinder’s Sister is a tense, highly atmospheric historical drama based on fact, a Witchfinders book that it is easy to devour in quick smart fashion, with it’s vivid and emotionally drawn characters and a beautifully described sense of place and time/5.

Oct 31,  · Witchfinders should be of interest to several groups of readers. It is a book that a general reader could enjoy. But it is also quite valuable to students and scholars who want to learn more about the history of English witchcraft. It would be a book useful to those studying history, history of art, or even English literature.

Jan 01,  · Witchfinders book. Read 51 reviews from the world. This was a pretty decent book about witchcraft trials of the 17th century/5(51). "The Witchfinders" is the eighth episode of the eleventh series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It was written by Joy Wilkinson and directed by Sallie Aprahamian, and was first broadcast on BBC One on 25 November Series: Series Often using torture, they interrogated suspects, more than a hundred of whom were executed (predominantly old women, as in Salem).

In Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy, historian Malcolm Gaskill chronicles this chilling tale of hysteria and scapegoating, bolstering his narrative with exhaustive research and meticulous detail.3/5(1).

Mar 17,  · O ne thing historical fiction writers frequently struggle to get across is a steeped-in sense of the religiosity of the past, with all its facets from fervour to hypocrisy.

Some publishers even Author: Suzi Feay. Jun 04,  · Buy Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-century English Tragedy Reprint by Malcolm Gaskill (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(37). The Witchfinder's Sister is fiction based on the known facts of the time, including a book written by John Stearne, A Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft.

Beth Underdown fleshes out those historical facts with an intriguing tale, covering March - the fifth day of Christmas, /5. While Witchfinders tells of a unique and tragic historical moment fueled by religious fervor, today it serves as a reminder of the power of fear and fanaticism to fuel ordinary people’s willingness to demonize others.

Buy Elsewhere. IndieBound» Amazon» Barnes & Noble» Find at a Library» Cite This Book. May 06,  · Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill pp, John Murray, £ While the civil war was raging, and England Author: Guardian Staff. Sep 08,  · Buy The Witchfinder's Sister: The captivating Richard & Judy Book Club historical thriller by Beth Underdown (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Salem, Massachusetts, discussions of witch hunts generally begin and end then and there. However, as Gaskill, Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, reveals, 3/5(1). The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown - book cover, description, publication history.

Apr 24,  · Witchfinders is a spellbinding study of how Matthew Hopkins, 'the Witchfinder General', and John Stearne extended their campaign across East Anglia, driven by godly zeal.

Exploiting the anxiety and lawlessness of the times, and cheered on by ordinary folk, they extracted confessions of satanic pacts resulting in scores of executions.3/5(1). Matthew Hopkins (c. – 12 August ) was an English witch-hunter whose career flourished during the English Civil driftwood-dallas.com claimed to hold the office of Witchfinder General, although that title was never bestowed by driftwood-dallas.com witch-hunts mainly took place in East Anglia.

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In Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy (Harvard University Press, ), historian Malcolm Gaskill chronicles the largest single witch hunt in English history, which infected the East Anglia region from through the fall of /5(4).

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In King James's day, his book Daemonologie had served as a manifesto promoting witch-hunting. Since then cases of witchcraft had been isolated, with few prosecutions. Witchfinders is so.Dec 04,  · With the exception of a book that Gaskill, a fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, pronounces "a clever hoax," "Witchfinders" is the only modern full .Apr 29,  · Witchfinders - no, not characters in our contemporary political drama.

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