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A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales

by Richard Suggett

A History of Magic and Witchcraft in Wales Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752428260
Publication date: 14th July 2008
Author: Richard Suggett
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Witchcraft & Wicca, History: specific events & topics,

About Richard Suggett

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

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