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A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth Century Witchcraft Prosecution

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A case study of the witchcraft trial of two women in 1662 Lowestoft, England, including a description of the accusers and prosecutors and an analysis of the trial itself, which was cited as a precedent in the Salem witchcraft trials.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published November 5th 1997 by Routledge (first published October 23rd 1997)
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Max Simpson
Aug 10, 2011 Max Simpson rated it really liked it
I will take it directly out of the book:

"There are lessons of contemporary importance to be learned from this report of the bygone prosecution for witchcraft. They include lessons about human arrogance, lessons about the flaws of judicial process, and, perhaps most important, lessons about the extraordinary ability of people to rely uncritically on tainted information to do awful things." Page 192
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