Rethinking the Decline of Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Event Type: Branch

Takes Place: 26th February 2019

Time: 7 p.m.

Venue: Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA.

Description: The speaker will provide an alternative approach to understanding one of the more complex and disputed aspects of witchcraft in early modern England, namely its demise. Citing a wealth of new material, I attempt to show that politics rather than scientific or intellectual advance, provides a more convincing context in which to understand the gradual erosion of belief in witchcraft and an end to witch trials in late 17th and early 18th century England.

How to book: The Arts Institute Plymouth University T: 01752 585050 E:

Price: Free for national or local members of the Historical Association, and for University of Plymouth students. Visitor tickets: £6.00, concessions £4.20.

Tel: 01503 230106



Organiser: Alan H. Cousins

Lecturer: Dr Peter Elmer, University of Exeter

Region: South-West England

Branch: Plymouth

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