Tag: Witchcraft

Witchcraft

Witchcraft is the practice of magic, sometimes black magic, with the use of spells. Through British and Irish history, people believed to use witchcraft have been subjected to violence, imprisonment and execution. In modern and more enlightened times, many have embraced the spiritual aspects of witchcraft.

Witchcraft articles on Spooky Isles

The Orkney Witch Memorial Plaque

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GREGOR STEWART reveals the sad story of the Orkney Witches, in this exclusive extract from Witch Memorials of Scotland

Shadows of Pendle: Barry McCann author INTERVIEW

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Barry McCann, editor of Spooky Isles’ new anthology, Shadow of Pendle, talks Pendle Witches with CHRISTINE MILLER
Inverkip

The Inverkip Witch Trials

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Witch trials swept Scotland in the 17th century and the tiny village of Inverkip was not immune, says CHRISTINE MILLER

Witch of Saratoga, Northampton’s forgotten magickal emigrant

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Angeline Tubbs left England in 1761 and became the infamous Witch of Saratoga, writes JJ MERRYWEATHER
Witches of Belvoir

Who were the Witches of Belvoir?

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Who were the Witches of Belvoir?
Black Death 2010

Black Death 2010 REVIEW

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Black Death 2010 is a dark bubonic tale about the tensions and hysteria caused by mass death, says SIMON BALL
This Isle is Full of Monsters

This Isle is Full of Monsters: Jon Kaneko-James author interview

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Jon Kaneko-James talks about his new book, The Isle is Full of Monsters, and how we need to relook how people thought about the supernatural in Shakespeare's times…
Janet Horne, burning witches

Janet Horne, The Burning of the Last Witch in Scotland

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Janet Horne was the last witch to be executed in Scotland, KATHLEEN BRUNO looks into the facts of the case
black cat superstition

Black Cats and Superstition: 13 things you didn’t know about

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ANN MASSEY reveals some strange and wonderful superstitions surrounding black cats through the centuries...

Discover the gender-swapping skeleton of St Osyth, Essex

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Guest writer MO KEOHAN reveals how science revealed the real identity of an 'Essex witch' skeleton in St Oysth
Witch Cottage Pendle Hill

Was a mummied cat buried in secret Pendle Hill witches’ cottage?

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BARRY McCann looks at 'Lancashire's Tutankhamen's Tomb' - a supposed witches' cottage near Pendle Hill that had been buried for unknown reasons...
Pendle Witch child Jennet Device

Jennet Device: Whatever happened to the Pendle Witch child?

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BARRY McCANN investigates what became of the Pendle Witch child, Jennet Device, following her explosive testimony...

The Bloody History of British Witches

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Guest writer NIXIE VALE takes a look at the history of witchcraft through the ages...
Pendle Hill Witches Guide Sign

Pendle Witches Guide: Where in the Hill to find them

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BARRY McCann charts a Pendle Witches Guide of Pendle Hill
Harry Potter

Binge reading all 7 Harry Potter Novels in a week

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MATT WINGETT binges on all Harry Potter novels over a week to see what all the fuss is about... 
witch's rosary, witches rosary

How to use the Witch’s Rosary

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Rosary beads aren’t something that is just limited to the Christian faith, there's such a thing as the Witch's rosary, as PHILIP DAVIES finds out
Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975

Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975 REVIEW

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Against the Crowd: Murrain 1975, a TV film from Nigel Kneale, is reviewed by DAVID SAUNDERSON

What evil lurks inside the haunted St Osyth Witches Cage in Essex?

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JON KANEKO-JAMES talks to John Fraser about his report into Essex's St Osyth Witches Cage

Discover Meg Shelton, the Witch of Woodplumpton’s spooky grave

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A boulder in a Lancashire burial ground marks the grave of Meg Shelton, but according to BARRY McCANN, the Witch of Woodplumpton may still walk the earth!
Witches Justice

Return to the “Witches” of Islandmagee, County Antrim

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JANET QUINLIVAN goes to Islandmagee in Northern Ireland to see if its executed witches deserve an apology

Curse of the Brampton Witch’s Tea Set

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BARRY McCANN looks at the hexed China that once belonged to a Cumbrian witch!

The Dark Side of Magic: Witches and the Sidhe

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AMY VAN DE CASTEELE takes a look back at the time when witches and fairies were anything but the fodder of children's stories

Mysterious Bidston Hill, beautiful but sinister

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Birkenhead's Bidston Hill has had everything from ghosts, satanists and UFOs haunt its beautiful surrounds, says guest writer LAUREN JONES

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2009 REVIEW

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 2009 is reviewed by SARAH BLAIR-DICKINSON

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