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Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case

Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case

Michael MacDonald
December 12, 2013

Witchcraft was at its height in Elizabethan London. Edward Jorden showed that hysteria and not demons lay behind the witch-craze. Edward Jorden's Briefe Discourse of a Disease Called the Suffocation of the Mother (1603) is said to have reclaimed the demoniacally possessed for medicine and to have...

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