Ok  so  . people have asked what i read to produce the  ” rp”  i  do   and  the facts,  I come up with  well here is a  short list of  the last  three months reading ..


Ainsworth, William Harrison. The Lancashire Witches. Nelson: Gerrard, 1965.

Anderson, Alan and Raymond Gordon. “The Uniqueness of English Witchcraft.” British Journal of Sociology 30 (1979): 171-84.

Armstrong, Noel F. >Sussex Witchcraft. St. Ives, England: Pike, 1983.

Asmussen, Susan D. An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1988.

Balleine, G. R. “Witchcraft in Jersey.” Société jéraise bulletin 13 (1939): 383-84.

Beier, Lucinda. “Evil Humors: Witchcraft, Illness, and Healing in Early Modern England.” Society for the Social History of Medicine Bulletin 41 (1987): 20-23.

Bennett, G. “Folklore Studies and the English Rural Myth.” Rural History 4 (1993): 77-91.

__________. “Ghost and Witch in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.” Folklore 96 (1986): 3-14.

Bennett, W. The Pendle Witches. Burnley: Public Library, 1957.

Bostridge, Ian. Debates About Witchcraft in England 1650-1736. Oxford: Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Oxford University, 1990.

__________. Witchcraft and Its Transformations, 1650-1750. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

__________. “Witchcraft Repealed.” In Jonathan Barry et al., eds. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge Unversity Press, 1996. 309-34.

Brann, Noel. “The Conflict Between Reason and Magic in Seventeenth Century England: A Case Study of the Vaughan-More Debate.” Huntington Library Quarterly 43 (1980): 103-26.

Brown, Theo. Devon Ghosts. Norwich: Jarrold and Sons, 1982.

Byrne, Patrick F. Witchcraft in Ireland. Cork: Mercier, 1979.

Carnochan, W. B. “Witch Hunting and Belief in 1751: The Case of Thomas Colley and Ruth Osborne.” Journal of Social History 4 (1971): 389-404.

Crawford, J. “Evidences for Witchcraft in Anglo-Saxon England.” Medium Aevum 32 (1963): 99-116.

Cullen, W. T. The Witches of Pendle Hill. Irelands Own 4475 (1995): 10-12.

Curtis, S. C. “Trials for Witchcraft in Guernsey.” Société guernaise reports 13 (1937): 110.

Davies, G. J. Touchying Witchcrafte and Sorcerye. Dorchester: Dorset Record Society, 1985.

Davies, Owen. The Decline in the Popular Belief in Witchcraft and Magic. Lancaster: Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Lancaster, 1995.

__________. “Methodism, the Clergy, and the Popular Belief in Witchcraft and Magic.” History 82 (1997): 252.

Davies, Owen. “Newspapers and the Popular Belief in Witchcraft and Magic in the Modern Period.” Journal of British Studies 37 (1998): 139-165.

__________. “Urbanization and the Decline of Witchcraft: An Examination of London.” Journal of Social History 30 (1997): 597- 617.

Davies, Reginald Trevor. Four Centuries of Witch Beliefs with Special Reference to the Great Rebellion. London: Methuen, 1947.

Deal, Laura Kay. “Whores and Witches: The Language of Female Misbehavior in Early Modern England, 1560-1650.” Boulder, CO: Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Colorado, 1996.

DeWindt, Anne. “Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community.” Journal of British Studies 34 (1995): 427-63.

Dömötör, Tekla. “The Cunning Folk in English and Hungarian Witch Trials.” In Venetia J. Newall, ed. Folklore Studies in the Twentieth Century: Proceedings of the Centenary Conference of the Folklore Society. Woodbridge: Brewer, 1978. 183-87.

Elmer, Peter. “‘Saints or Sorcerers:’ Quakerism, Demonology, and the Decline of Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century England.” In Jonathan Barry et al., eds. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 145-82.

Ettrick, William. Witchcraft at Toner’s Puddle, Nineteenth Century, from the Diary of the Rev. William Ettrick. Ed. by Christina Hole. Dorchester: Dorset Record Society, 1964.

Ewen, Cecil Henry l’Estrange. Some Witchcraft Criticisms: A Plea for the Blue Pencil. London: C. L. Ewen, 1938.

__________. Witchcraft and Demonianism: A Concise Account Derived from Sworn Depositions and Confessions Obtained in the Courts of England and Wales. London: Heath, Cranton, 1933.

__________. Witchcraft in the Norfolk Circuit.

London: C. L. Ewen, 1939.

__________. Witchcraft in the Star Chamber. London: C. L. Ewen, 1938.

__________. Witch Hunting and Witch Trials: The Indictments for Witchcraft from the Records of 1373 Assezes Held for the Home Circuit, 1559-1736 A.D. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1929.

Fairchild, Letitia. “The Supernatural in the Law Courts with Specific Reference to the Witchcraft Act, 1735.” Medical-Legal Journal 14 (1946): 27-38.

Feingold, M. “The Occult Tradition in the English Universities of the Renaissance: A Reassessment.” In Brian Vickers, ed. Occult and Scientific Mentalities in the Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. 73-94.

Gardiner, Tom. Broomstick Over Essex and East Anglia: An Introduction to Witchcraft in the Eastern Counties During the Seventeenth Century. Hornchurch, England: I. Henry, 1981.

Gaskill, Malcolm. “Witchcraft and Power in Early Modern England: The Case of Margaret Moore.” In Jennifer Kermode and Garthine Walker, eds. Women, Crime, and the Courts in Early Modern England. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. 112-45.

Geis, Gilbert and Ivan Bunn. A Trial of Witches: A Seventeenth Century Witchcraft Prosecution. London: Routledge, 1997.

Gent, Frank. The Trial of the Bideford Witches. Bideford: Frank Gent, 1982.

Gibson, Joyce. Hanged for Witchcraft: Elizabeth Lowys and Her Successors. Canberra: Tudor, 1988.

Gray, Todd and J. Draisey. “Witchcraft in the Diocese of Exeter.” Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 36 (1990): 230-38, 281- 87, 305-14, 366-69; 37 (1992): 28-34, 68-72.

Greenblatt, Stephen. “Loudon and London.” Critical Inquiry 12 (1986): 326-46.

Gregory, Annabel. “Witchcraft, Politics, and Good Neighborhood in Early Seventeenth-Century Rye.” Past and Present 133 (1991): 31-66.

Grell, Ole Peter, Jonathan I. Israel, and Nicholas Tyacke. From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991.

Gummere, A. M. Witchcraft and Quakerism. London: Amelia Headley, 1908.

Guskin, Phyllis. “The Context of Witchcraft: The Case of Jane Wenham, 1712.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 15 (1981): 48-71.

Haining, Peter. The Witchcraft Papers: Contemporary Records of the Witchcraft Hysteria in Essex, 1560-1700. Secaucus, NJ: University Books, 1974.

Harland, John. Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, &c.; With an Appendix Containing a Rare Tract on the Lancashire Witches, &c., &c.. Norwood, PA: Norwood Editions, 1973.

Harley, David. “Mental Illness, Magical Medicine and the Devil in Northern England, 1650-1700.” In Roger French and Andrew Wear, eds. The Medical Revolution of the Seventeenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989. 114-44.

Hasted, Rachel.

The Pendle Witch Trial, 1612.

Lancashire: Lancashire Libraries, 1987.

Hay, Douglas. “Prosecution and Power: Malicious Prosecution in the English Courts, 1750-1850.” In Douglas Hay and Francis Snyder, eds. Prosecution and Policing in Britain 1750-1850. Oxford: Clarendon, 1989. 343-95.

Herrup, Cynthia. The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Hickey, Sally. “Fatal Feeds? Plants, Livestock Losses, and Witch- craft Accusations in Tudor and Stuart Britain.” Folklore 101 (1990): 131-142.

Higgins, Robert. “Popular Beliefs about Witches: The Evidence from East London, 1645-60.” East London Record 4 (1981): 36-41.

Hill, Christopher. Anti-Christ in Seventeenth Century England. London: Oxford University Press, 1971.

Hole, Christina. Witchcraft in England. London: B. T. Batsford, 1945.

Holmes, Clive. “Popular Culture? Witches, Magistrates, and Divines in Early Modern England.” In Steven Kaplan, ed. Understanding Popular Culture: Europe from the Middle Ages to the Nineteenth Century. Amsterdam: Mouton, 1984. 85-111.

Holmes, Ronald. Witchcraft in British History. London: F. Muller, 1974.

Hunter, Michael Cyrus Williams. “The Witchcraft Controversy and the Nature of Free-Thought in Restoration England: John Wagstaffe’s The Question of Witchcraft Debated (1669).” In Michael Cyrus Willams Hunter, ed. Science and the Shape of Orthodoxy: Intellectual Change in Late 17th-Century Britain. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1995. 286-307.

Ingram, Martin. Church Courts, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1570- 1640. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

__________. “‘Scolding Women Cucked or Washed’: A Crisis in Gender Relations in Early Modern England.” In Jennifer Kermode and Garthine Walker, eds. Women, Crime, and the Courts in Early Modern England. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994. 48-80.

Jones, Kelvin I. Witchcraft in Cornwall: Its Practice, Its Customs, and Condemnation in the County of Cornwall. Penzance: Sir Hugo, 1995.

Kittredge, George Lyman. Witchcraft in Old and New England. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929.

Lake, Chris. These Haunted Islands: A Story of Witchcraft in the Channel Islands. La Haule: La Haule Books, 1986.

Lapoint, Elwyn. “Irish Immunity to Witch-Hunting, 1534-1711.” Eire-Ireland 27 (1992): 76-92.

Larner, Christina. “Witch Beliefs and Accusations in England and Scotland.” History Today 31 (1981): 32-36. Repr. in her Witchcraft and Religion: The Politics of Popular Belief. New York: Basil Blackwell, 1984. 69-78.

Legg, Rodney. The Witches of Dorset. Winanton: Dorset, 1996.

Levack, Brian P. “Possession, Witchcraft, and the Law in Jacobean England.” Washington and Lee Law Review 52 (1996): 1613-40.

__________, ed. Witchcraft in England. Vol. 6 of Brain Levack, ed. Articles on Witchcraft, Magic, and Demonology: A Twelve- Volume Anthology of Scholarly Articles. 12 vols. New York: Garland, 1992.

Lumby, Jonathan. The Lancashire Witch Craze: Jennet Preston and the Lancashire Witches, 1612. Preston: Carnegie, 1995.

MacDonald, Michael. Mystical Bedlam: Madness, Anxiety, and Healing in Seventeenth-Century England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981.

__________. “Religion, Social Change, and Psychological Healing in England.” In W. J. Sheils, ed. The Church and Healing. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1982.

__________, ed. Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jorden and the Mary Glover Case. London: Tavistock, 1991.

MacFarlane, Alan. “The Witch-Finding Movement of 1645 in Essex.” In his Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England. New York: Harper and Row, 1970. Ch. 9.

__________. Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England. New York: Harper and Row, 1970.

__________. “Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart Essex.” In J. S. Cockburn, ed. Crime in England, 1550-1800. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1977. 72-89.

__________. “Witchcraft: Tudor and Stuart Essex.” In Mary Douglas, ed. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations. London: Tavistock, 1970. 81-102.

Maple, Eric. “Cunning Murrel: A Study of a Nineteenth-Century Cunning Man in Hadleigh, Essex.” Folklore 71 (1960): 37-42.

Marshburn, Joseph H. Murder and Witchcraft in England, 1550-1640. Norman: University of Oklohoma Press, 1971.

Matossian, Mary Kilbourne. “Bewitched or Intoxicated?: The Etiology of Witch Persecution in Early Modern England.” Medezinhistorisches Journal 18 (1983): 33-42.

Morgan, Glyn. Essex Witches: The Witches, Enchantments, Charms and Sorcerers of Essex. Bourne End: Spurbooks, 1973.

Nearey, A. “The Origins and Character of the Kilkenny Witchcraft Case of 1324.” Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 83 (1983): 333-50.

Notestein, Wallace. A History of Witchcraft in England, 1558-1718. Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 1911.

O’Connor, Patrick. “Witchcraft Pamphlets in Renaissance England: A Particular Case In Which the Tale Was Told.” Midwest Quarterly 37 (1996): 215-27.

Obelkevich, James. Religion and Rural Society: South Lindsey, 1825-1875. Oxford: Clarendon, 1976.

Peel, Edgar. The Trials of the Lancashire Witches: A Study of Seventeenth-Century Witchcraft. 3rd ed. Nelson: Hendon, 1985.

Pitts, John L. Witchcraft and Devil Lore in the Channel Islands. Guernsey: Guernsey-Alles Library, 1886.

Pollack, Adrian. Regions of Evil: A Geography of Witchcraft and Social Change in Early Modern England. Ann Arbor, MI: Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Michigan, 1977.

__________. “Social and Economic Characteristics of Witchcraft Accusations in Sixteenth and Sevententh-Century Kent.” Archeologia Cantiana 95 (1979): 37-48.

Ramos Bossini, Francisco. Procesos por brujería en la historia del derecho: Inglaterra, siglos XVI y XVII. Madrid: Mezquita, 1984.

Reiber de Windt, Anne. “Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community.” Journal of British Studies 34 (1995): 427-63.

Rosen, Barbara. Witchcraft in England, 1558-1618. Amherst, MA: University of Massachussetts Press, 1991.

Ross, Christina. “Calvinism and the Witchcraft Persecution in England.” Journal of the Presbyterian Historical Society of England 12 (1960): 22-27.

Rushton, Peter. “Crazes and Quarrels: The Character of Witchcraft in the Northeast of England, 1649-80.” Bulletin of the Durham County Local History Society 31 (1983): 2-40.

__________. “Women, Witchcraft, and Slander in Early Modern England: Some Northern Evidence.” Continuity and Change 6 (1991): 179-99.

Sawyer, Ronald. “`Strangely Handled in All Her Lyms:’ Witchcraft and Healing in Jacobean England.” Journal of Social History 22 (1989): 461-86.

Seth, Ronald. Children Against Witches. London: Hale, 1969.

Seymour, St. John. Irish Witchcraft and Demonology. Dublin: Figgis, 1913. Reprint, New York: Barnes and Noble 1996.

Shapiro, Barbara. Probability and Certainty in Seventeenth-Century England: A Study in the Relationships Between Natural Science, Religion, History, Law and Literature. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Sharpe, J. A. Crime in Early Modern England 1550-1750. London: Longman, 1984.

__________. “The Devil in East Anglia: The Matthew Hopkins Trials Reconsidered.” In Jonathan Barry et al., eds. Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe: Studies in Culture and Belief. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. 237-56.

__________. Instruments of Darkness: Witchcraft in England, 1550- 050. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1996.

__________. “Witchcraft and Persecuting Societies.” Journal of Historical Sociology 3 (1990): 75-86.

__________. “Witchcraft and Women in Seventeenth-Century England: Some Northern Evidence.” Continuity and Change 6 (1991): 179-99.

__________. Witchcraft in Seventeenth-Century Yorkshire: Accusations and Counter-Measures. York: University of York Press, 1992.

Stuart, Clark and P. T. J. Morgan. “Religion and Magic in Elizabethan Wales: Robert Holland’s Dialogue on Witchcraft.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 27 (1976): 31-46.

Swain, J. T. “The Lancashire Witch Trials of 1612 and 1634 and the Economics of Witchcraft.” Northern History 30 (1994): 64-85.

__________. Witchcraft in Seventeenth Century England. Bristol: Stuart, 1994.

Teall, John. “Witchcraft and Calvinism in Elizabethan England: Divine Power and Human Agency.” Journal of the History of Ideas 23 (1962): 21-36.

Tempera, Mariangela. The Lancashire Witches: lo stereotipo della strega fra scrittura giuridica e scrittura letteraria. Imola: Galeati, 1981.

Thomas, Keith. “The Relevance of Social Anthropology to the Historical Study of English Witchcraft.” In Mary Douglas, ed. Witchcraft Confessions and Accusations. London: Tavistock, 1970. 47-79.

__________. Religion and the Decline of Magic. New York: Scribner, 1971.

Toledano, A. D. “La magie et la sorcellerie en Angleterre.” Tour Saint-Jacques 11-12 (1957): 38-42.

Tourney, Garfield. “The Physician and Witchcraft in Restoration England.” Medical History 16 (1972): 143-45.

Tyler, Philip. “The Church Courts at York and Witchcraft Prosecutions, 1567-1640.” Northern History 4 (1969): 84-110.

Underdown, D. E. “The Taming of the Scold: The Enforcement of Patriarchal Authority in Early Modern England.” In Anthony Fletcher and John Stevenson, eds. Order and Disorder in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. 116-36.

Unsworth, C. G. “Witchcraft Beliefs and Criminal Procedures in Early Modern England.” In Thomas Watkin, ed. Legal Record and Historical Reality. London: Hambledon, 1989. 71-98.

Warnicke, Ruth. “The Fall of Anne Boleyn Revisited.” English Historical Review 108 (1993): 653-65.

__________. The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn: Family Politics at the Court of Henry VIII. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

__________. “Sexual Heresy at the Court of Henry VIII.” Historical Journal 30 (1987): 247-68.

Watson, Godfrey. Bothwell and the Witches. London: Hale, 1975.

Westfall, Richard S. Science and Religion in Seventeenth-Century England. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1958.

Williams, Mary. Witches in Old North Yorkshire. Beverley: Hutton, 1987.

Willis, Arthur J. Church Life in Kent: Being the Church Court Records of the Canterbury Diocese, 1559-1565. London: Phillimore, 1975.

Willis, Deborah. Malevolent Nature: Witch-hunting and Maternal Power in Early Modern England. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Yates, Frances. The Occult Philosophy in the Elizabethan Age. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1979.

Young, Alan R. “Elizabeth Lowys: Witch and Social Victim, 1564.” History Today 22 (1972): 879-85.