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

Toads, Witches and Murder in Stradbroke Village, Suffolk

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TRACY MONGER recalls some strange "witchcraft" events in Stradbroke Village, Suffolk from 1599

Bridget Cleary and Ireland’s Last Witch Burning

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Bridget Cleary was Ireland's last person to be burned as a witch - in 1895! ANDREW GARVEY reports...

The Witches 1966 REVIEW

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The Witches 1966
The Witches 1966 is an underrated Hammer Horror, just as strong as the British folk horrors that followed it, says ADAM SCOVELL

The Lancashire Witches

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Lancashire Witches
ELLIOT DAVIES delves into the world of The Lancashire Witches from a secondhand book he bought at an Oxfam

Molly Leigh, the Burslem witch, or was she?

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Burslem Witch Molly Leigh
NICKI HOWELLS writes about Molly Leigh, an alleged 18th Century witch in Staffordshire

Poppet Magic, a magical guide

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Poppet magic
KATIE DOHERTY looks at poppets - the magical practice of using dolls to inflict pain on one's enemies ...

Witches Justice: How the accused turned the tables on the Witchfinder

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L.H. DAVIES describes how Scottish witchfinders were brought down to Newcastle in 1649 to deal with some "witches"

The Trouble with the Witch’s Familiar

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KATIE DOHERTY asks why such beautiful creatures as black cats are considered unlucky

What are Witch Bottles? A Brief History

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witch bottles, witches bottles
KATIE DOHERTY explains the reasons behind witch bottles.

Where the Witches Dance: Nine Ladies Stone Circle

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Nine Ladies Stone Circle
KATIE DOHERTY takes a look at The Nine Ladies stone circle, a magical ancient monument based in Derbyshire

Visit to Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall

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Witchcraft Museum
MATT WINGETT makes a visit to The Museum of Witchcraft in Cornwall

Mr Fox’s “Mendle”, a song inspired by Pendle Witch Trials

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DOM COOPER looks Mr Fox's "Mendle" - a track inspired by the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612

Helen Duncan, the fate of Britain’s last jailed witch

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Helen Duncan
Helen Duncan (1897-1956) was the last person to be imprisoned under the British Witchcraft Act 1735. We looked at how this happened...

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