A Discovery of Witches-Witch Trials-Women's History and Literature - by author Harriet Young

A Discovery of Witches: Witch Trials, Women’s History and Literature – by author Harriet Young

“A particular Declaration of the most barberous and damnable Practises, Murthers, wicked and diuelish Conspiracies, practized and executed by the most dangerous and malitious Witch Elizabeth Sowthernes alias Demdike, of the Forrest of Pendle in the Countie of Lancaster” – Thomas Potts, The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster. The witch hunts of the 16th and 17th …

Witch-Please-Magic-Hexing-and-Witchcraft-in-Feminism

“Witch, Please!”: Magic, Hexing and Witchcraft in Feminism

The witch lives between dark and daylight, the safely settled village and the wil writes: “It’s no coincidence that the reclamation of the witch as a symbol of female power and persecution started with the suffragettes, and later saw a renaissance in the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s. (…) In this new age of sexist turmoil, it’s fitting she …