King James Vi's Handbook For Necromancy

May 14, 2022 9:00 PM

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This video was uploaded to the YouTube channel Shiver in May 2022.

In the late 16th century Europe was in the grip of a witch hunt fever, where thousands were tortured and burnt at the stake. The church was fully behind this terrifying crusade. In France and Germany alone up to 40,000 people may have been killed as witches. But England and Scotland were almost untouched by witch persecutions until King James himself decided to launch his own, personal war on witchcraft.

In 1597 King James VI of Scotland published 'Daemonology', a handbook on how to recognize and destroy, witches. It fuelled waves of witch-hunting throughout Britain.

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