Psychic Matters!

PM 021: The Lady Prickers, written & narrated by Ann Théato

October 31, 2020 Ann Théato
Psychic Matters!
PM 021: The Lady Prickers, written & narrated by Ann Théato
Show Notes

The area of East Anglia in England has a brutal and sinister history. This area was once riddled with witchcraft and the legacy of witchcraft is so engrained in the history of the land, that for a long time, the entire region was unable to shake off the stigma and association with witches, witchcraft and witch hunting.

But how did witchcraft take such a hold?  Who were these so-called witches? What sorts of things were they being accused of?  What proof was there? And how did the notoriously brutal and vicious WitchFinder General, Matthew Hopkins, become so feared and admired?

To seek answers, we need to go back in history, and examine the politics of the time, the superstitions of the age and the malleability of the people ruled by a church who dominated through fear and control. 

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