Samuel Hume

The History of Witchcraft

Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.

Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.

Episodes: 47

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Extra - Sound Education Experience

Duration: 22 min

Introducing Pax Britannica

Duration: 8 min

043 - Salem, Massachusetts

Duration: 36 min

040 - The Pilgrims

Duration: 29 min

039 - A War of Words

Duration: 34 min

038 - The Wroth of Woden

Duration: 36 min

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