17th century witch chronicles put online

Written during the Civil War (English) and in that context this should tell us alot about the 17th century mindset. Incidentely I have had many discussions with my OtC friends who regail me with the dastardly Inquisition in Spain, who are suprised to find that the Protestants tortured and burned witches, all over Europe. Foxesbook of martyrs

LONDON (Reuters) – A 350-year-old notebook which documents the trials of women convicted of witchcraft in England during the 17th century has been published online.

The notebook written by Nehemiah Wallington, an English Puritan, recounts the fate of women accused of having relationships with the devil at a time when England was embroiled in a bitter civil war.

The document reveals the details of a witchcraft trial held in Chelmsford in July 1645, when more than a hundred suspected witches were serving time in Essex and Suffolk according to his account.


I was going to place a picture with this post but I could not find one that depicted the cast in this one, namely English Protsetants. Even now the anti-Catholic bias exists.

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