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A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales by Richard Suggett

A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales


A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales by Richard Suggett

Wales had a rich gallery of magical specialists (prophets, cunning-men, physicians etc), including many who were suspected of harmful witchcraft. Richard Suggett examines all types of magical specialists, including those regarded as beneficial as well as harmful. Popular belief in witchcraft in Wales did not decline with the abolition of the Witchcraft Act in 1736. Indeed belief in witchcraft beliefs became darker in form and was transformed into a novel form of cursing the use of cursing wells, many of which are still in existence in Wales.

About the Author

Richard Suggett works at the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments for Wales.

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Publication date

14th July 2008


Richard Suggett

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The History Press Ltd


192 pages


Witchcraft & Wicca
History: specific events & topics



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