Masculinity and Male Witches in Old and New England, 1593-1680

  title={Masculinity and Male Witches in Old and New England, 1593-1680},
  author={E. Kent},
  journal={History Workshop Journal},
  pages={69 - 92}
  • E. Kent
  • Published 2005
  • History
  • History Workshop Journal
  • This article concentrates on the way ordinary people in English communities in East Anglia and New England represented male witches and male witchcraft when they accused men of criminal magic. I begin by examining the data from the indictments of male witches in early modern Essex courts in order to demonstrate some of the ways English male witchcraft was distinct from the larger prosecution of female witches. The remainder of the paper is devoted to four case histories of individual men and… CONTINUE READING
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