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Magic, Witchcraft and the Devil in the Early Modern World

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Lecture Theatre TC001, Francis Close Hall Campus

University of Gloucestershire

Swindon Road

Cheltenham

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Why did people fear witchcraft in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries? How did they make sense of a world filled with occult powers? This presentation explores the supernatural beliefs of a vanished culture, and their complex and sometimes frightening consequences.


The presentation will be followed by drinks served in the Refectory.


Professor Darren Oldridge is a specialist in early modern religious history at the University of Worcester, with a particular interest in witchcraft and the Devil. He has published widely in this area: his most recent books are The Supernatural in Tudor and Stuart England (Routledge: 2016), The Devil: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press 2012), The Devil in Tudor and Stuart England (2nd edition: History Press 2010) and, as editor, The Witchcraft Reader (2nd edition: Routledge 2008).

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Lecture Theatre TC001, Francis Close Hall Campus

University of Gloucestershire

Swindon Road

Cheltenham

GL50 4AZ

United Kingdom

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