02.45 - Before They Are Hanged

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Summary: We see the result of the Witchfinder General's efforts in the summer assizes of Chelmsford and Bury St. Edmunds. One was headed by the Earl of Warwick, a noble with little in the way of legal training, and the other by a triumvirate of two priests and a lawyer. One goes exceptionally well for the witchfinders, and the other... not so much. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices