Society & Culture
Ep 237 The Pendle Witches with Mary Sharratt
This week we are joined by author Mary Sharratt to talk about the history of The Pendle Witches and the witch trials of 1612, We also discuss attitudes about witchcraft in that time period, King James the 1st and his obsession with demonology and paranoia of witches , What the difference between a cunning woman and a witch was and how their magic worked. “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live” - Exodus 22:18
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Mary Sharratt. Mary Sharratt is an American writer who lives with her Belgian husband in the Pendle region of Lancashire, England, the setting for her acclaimed 2010 novel, DAUGHTERS OF THE WITCHING HILL, which recasts the Pendle Witches of 1612 in their historical context as cunning folk and healers.
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