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Cunning-folk in the Medical Market-Place during the Nineteenth Century
Over the last twenty years a considerable amount of valuable research has uncovered the activities of a variety of unorthodox medical practitioners in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Quack doctors, spiritual ...
A People Bewitched: Witchcraft and Magic in Nineteenth-Century Somerset
(Privately published, 1999)
The belief in witchcraft and magic was widespread in nineteenth-century Somerset. Witches were blamed for causing the ill health and death of people and their animals. Those accused of witchcraft often found themselves ...
Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736-1951
(University of Manchester Press, 1999)
Charmers and Charming in England and Wales from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century
Charmers have long been recognised as an important aspect of folk medicine. Unfortunately, however, they have usually been conflated with cunning-folk and consequently the welldefined tradition of charming has been rather ...
Methodism, the Clergy, and the Popular Belief in Witchcraft and Magic
During the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, there was growing concern that the popular belief in witchcraft and magic was still widespread. It had generally been supposed that the ...
Cunning-folk in England and Wales during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
In a recent article Willem de Blécourt highlighted how little we really know about cunning-folk in the context of European witchcraft, and stressed the need for further substantial research. The study of English cunning-folk ...
Healing Charms in use in England and Wales 1700-1950
The collection and analysis of Anglo-Saxon and early medieval healing charms has long generated an active interest in their content and application. However, despite the quite extensive ethnographic evidence concerning the ...