The Inanity and Mischief of Vulgar Superstitions: Four Sermons, Preached at All-Saint's Church, Huntington in the Years 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795

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After the execution of the Samuels family - known as the Witches of Warboys - on charges of witchcraft in 1593, Sir Henry Cromwell (grandfather of Oliver Cromwell) used their confiscated property to fund an annual sermon against witchcraft to be given in Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire) by a divinity scholar from Queens' College, Cambridge. Although beliefs about witchery had changed by the eighteenth century, the tradition persisted. Martin J. Naylor (c.1762-1843), a Fellow of Queens' College and the holder of incumbencies in ...

The Inanity and Mischief of Vulgar Superstitions: Four Sermons, Preached at All-Saint's Church, Huntington in the Years 1792, 1793, 1794, 1795 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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