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.
|Publication date:||14th July 2008|
|Publisher:||The History Press Ltd|
|Categories:||Witchcraft & Wicca, History: specific events & topics,|
Richard Suggett works at the Royal Commission for Ancient and Historical Monuments for Wales.More About Richard Suggett