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01.35 - The Sword of the Magistrate

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By the end of his reign, James is unwilling to entertain the more ludicrous accusations of witchcraft, and Charles continues this approach. Puritanism, the new bogeyman of the Anglican church, appears the most vocal supporter of the trials, and so the established clergy approach the topic warily. And the magistrates and judiciary have seen the last twenty years of legal precedent, of cases thrown out and judges publicly shamed, and have no interest in risking their careers. Check out the podcast website: https://www.paxbritannica.info Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodBritannica/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/BritannicaPax This episode primarily makes use of the following sources: Gaskill, Malcolm, ‘Witchcraft Trials in England’, in Levack, Brian (ed.) The Oxford Handbook Holmes, R., Witchcraft in British History (1974) MacFarlane, A., Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (London, 1970) Levack, B., 'State-Building and Witch Hunting', in Darren Oldridge (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader (London, 2002) Poole, R., (ed.), The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories (2002) A full bibliography can be found on the website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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