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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 ...
Hag-riding in Nineteenth-Century West Country England and Modern Newfoundland : An Examination of an Experience-Centred Witchcraft Tradition
Up until the early twentieth century, in parts of western and southern England, the dialect terms ‘hag-riding’ and ‘hagging’ were popularly used to describe a terrifying nocturnal assault by a witch. In Somerset and Dorset ...