Witch Hunters: Professional Prickers, Unwitchers & Witch Finders of the Renaissance

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The history of a unique reign of terror. sadistic group of people of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the 'great age' of witch-hunting in Europe and North America. From the doyen of witch-hunters, the Jesuit del Rio, to the British Matthew Hopkins, not to mention Pierre de Lancre, a judge who was responsible for burning 600 women, Maxwell-Stuart charts the progress of these fierce and dangerous zealots, while providing an insight into the world they perceived as evil and which they sought to destroy.

Witch Hunters: Professional Prickers, Unwitchers & Witch Finders of the Renaissance 2005, Tempus Publishing, Limited, Stroud

ISBN-13: 9780752434339

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