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Author Hollman, Gemma, author.

Title Royal witches : witchcraft and the nobility in fifteenth-century England / Gemma Hollman.

Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2020.
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 Nichols Adult Biography  133.43082 JOA    AVAILABLE
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Description 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Reprint. Originally published in the United Kingdom in 2019 by The History Press.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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<U+2014>Joan of Navarre, Eleanor Cobham, Jacquetta of Luxembourg and Elizabeth Woodville<U+2014>were accused of practicing witchcraft in order to kill or influence the king. Some of these women may have turned to the zdark artsy 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 a tantalizing insight into how malicious magic would be used and would later cause such mass hysteria in centuries to come"
Subject Eleanor, of Gloucester, Duchess, 1391-1447.
Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford, 1416?-1472.
Elizabeth, Queen, consort of Edward IV, King of England, 1437?-1492.
Witches -- Great Britain -- History.
Witch hunting -- Great Britain -- History.
Queens -- Great Britain -- History.
ISBN 9781643133324
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