Bewitching of Anne Gunter A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England

ISBN-10: 0415926920
ISBN-13: 9780415926928
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: James Sharpe
List price: $34.95
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Description: In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and "she voided  More...

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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/28/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In 1604, 20-year-old Anne Gunter was bewitched: she foamed at the mouth, contorted wildly in her bedchamber, went into trances. Her garters and bodices were perpetually unlacing themselves. Her signature symptom was to vomit pins and "she voided some pins downwards as well by her water or otherwise.". Popular history at its best,The Bewitching of Anne Gunteropens a fascinating window onto the past. It's a tale of controlling fathers, willful daughters, nosy neighbors, power relations between peasants and gentry, and village life in early-modern Europe. Above all it's an original and revealing story of one young woman's experience with the greatly misunderstood phenomenon of witchcraft.James Sharpeis Professor of History at York University and the author ofInstruments of Darkness: Witchcraft inEarly Modern Historyand other works of social history.

James J Sharpe is a foreign exchange manager at a private bank in London.  

Preface
Acknowledgments
Anne's Story
Some Unexpected Consequences of a Football Match
Many Strange Tortures
Witchcraft
The Oxford Connection
The Witch-trial at Abingdon
Demonic Possession and the Politics of Exorcism
Anne Meets the King
Loose Ends, Tied and Untied
Notes and References
Index

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