Royal Witches: Witchcraft and the Nobility in Fifteenth-Century England

Written by:
Gemma Hollman
Narrated by:
Heather Wilds

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
7
Narrator
2
Release Date
September 2020
Duration
10 hours 38 minutes
Summary
Until the mass hysteria of the seventeenth century, accusations of witchcraft in England were rare. However, four royal women, related in family and in court ties—Joan of Navarre, Eleanor Cobham, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, and Elizabeth Woodville—were accused of practicing witchcraft in order to kill or influence the king. Some of these women may have turned to the “dark arts” in order to divine the future or obtain healing potions, but the purpose of the accusations was purely political. Despite their status, these women were vulnerable because of their gender, as the men around them moved them like pawns for political gains. In Royal Witches, Gemma Hollman explores the lives and the cases of these so-called witches, placing them in the historical context of fifteenth-century England, a setting rife with political upheaval and war. In a time when the line between science and magic was blurred, these trials offer tantalizing insight into how malicious magic would be used and would later cause such mass hysteria in centuries to come.
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Terri M.

I had no idea other than the names of these women. what a marvelous book! I am so glad I found this and cannot wait to look for further information on each of the woman portrayed

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Gabriel M.

I really enjoyed it , its a great audio book.

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