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Murder, Magic, Madness: The Victorian Trials of Dove and the Wizard
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Murder, Magic, Madness: The Victorian Trials of Dove and the Wizard

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0582894131

The Story of a sensational 19th Century trial that probes into the dark heart of supernatural beliefs that led to madness and murder!Author established as the world expert on popular magic in England between 1750 and 1900. Super endorsement-Professor Ronald Hutton is a leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism and magic and on the global context of witchcraft beliefs. He is also the current world expert on the history of modern paganism. Wide generalist appeal-19th Century Victorian history, history of crime and history of popular magic. Success of particular case studies, including trials, viz. A Trial of Witches' (1997), The Bewitching of Anne Gunter' (2000)

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