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Contemporary woodcut from the pamphlet Newes from Scotland illustrating the North Berwick witch-hunts of 1590

The Survey of Scottish Witchcraft - historical, searchable database of persons accused and/or prosecuted for witchcraft in early modern Scotland.

England's most famous witch trial took place in Lancashire in 1612.  Ten of the so-called Pendle Witches were hanged at Lancaster Castle after being deemed guilty of witchcraft. Their ghosts reputedly haunt the village of Newchurch which is where one of the witches is said to be buried.

England's most famous witch trial took place in Lancashire in Ten of the so-called Pendle Witches were hanged at Lancaster,but weren't hung at the castle

The legend of witches and brooms; also how to make your very own.

A history of the witch and her broomstick

Witches feature greatly in ROSEWOLF. In fact the wolf cult are witch wolves or wolf witches, whichever.

Anne Baker, Joan Willimot and Ellen Greene, as depicted in a pamphlet of 1618, with their variety of familiars, a cat, a dog, an owl sat on one witch's shoulder like a pirate's parrot, and a rat (perhaps!). Note that Joan Willimot is depicted as a cripple, who can only walk with two sticks.

Anne Baker, Joan Willimot and Ellen Greene, as depicted in a pamphlet of with their variety of familiars

The Year of the Witch - Neatorama

"The Drummer of Tedworth" by William Faithorne (engraving). From "Sadducismus Triumphatus" by Joseph Glanvill or "A full and plain Evidence concerning Witches and Apparitions"

Frontispiece from Matthew Hopkins' The Discovery of Witches (1647), showing witches identifying their familiar spirits. Matthew Hopkins, the self-proclaimed Witch-Finder General flourished in 1640′s England, because of the power and influence of the church, anyone who held contrary views was considered a heretic and was therefore assumed to be in an alliance with the Devil.  Hopkins saw a great opportunity in this belief and in the years 1645 to 1647 travelled as a witch-finder (true story)

Frontispiece from the witch hunter Matthew Hopkins' 'The Discovery of Witches', showing witches identifying their familiar spirits

Medieval drawing of a witch flying with an herbal aid. from Witch Hunts in Scotland: Scottish Witch Isobel Gowdie and King James' Role in Witch Trials by Carolyn Emerick. Click the picture to read :-) www.carolynemerick.com

Witch Hunts in Scotland: Scottish Witch Isobel Gowdie and King James' Role in Witch Trials

Medieval drawing of a witch flying with an herbal aid. from Witch Hunts in Scotland: Scottish Witch Isobel Gowdie and King James' Role in Witch Trials.

"Many poor women imprisoned and hanged for witches."

“Many poor women imprisoned, and hanged for witches,” Illustration published in England’s Grievance Discovered in Relation to the Coal Trade, circa

Illustration from a Scottish newspaper during the Witch Hunt era. from Witch Hunts in Scotland: Scottish Witch Isobel Gowdie and King James' Role in Witch Trials by Carolyn Emerick. Click the picture to read :-) www.carolynemerick.com

Witch Hunts in Scotland: Scottish Witch Isobel Gowdie and King James' Role in Witch Trials

The North Berwick witch trials were the trials in 1590 of a number of people from East Lothian, Scotland, accused of witchcraft in the St Andrew's Auld Kirk in North Berwick. They ran for two years and implicated seventy people.

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the-dark-arts-and-crafts: “ The Ecstasies of Isobel Gowdie, Scottish Witch Of all the historical witches whose stories have survived, Isobel Gowdie remains one of the most compelling. Objective facts about her life are sparse.

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Arcana *Witches Stumble Home After a Crazy Night Out* Perfume Oil Indie Vegan HM

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