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Witchcraft and Whigs: The Life of Bishop Francis Hutchinson (1660-1739)

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This ground-breaking biography of Bishop Francis Hutchinson (1669-1739) provides a detailed and rare portrait of an early eighteenth century Irish bishop and witchcraft theorist. Drawing upon a wealth of printed primary source material, the book aims to increase our understanding of the eighteenth-century established clergy, both in England and Ireland. It illustrates how ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press (first published September 30th 2008)
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Margaret Sankey
All right, I know that you're Irish, but as your new bishop, I have to tell you that there is no such thing as witches, or faeries, or curses, and that the law of Great Britain has no provision for prosecuting you if you put the "evil eye" on your neighbor's cow. The only people who believe such nonsense are New Englanders, and You Know How They Are. It is the year 1719, and we live in a rational and enlightened society, and the Church of England declares that while Witchcraft is not evil, it is ...more
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