Possessed by the Devil: The Real History of the Islandmagee Witches

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In 1711, in County Antrim, eight women were put on trial accused of orchestrating the demonic possession of young Mary Dunbar, and the haunting and supernatural murder of a local clergyman’s wife. Mary Dunbar was the star witness in the trial, and the women were, by the standards of the time, believable witches – they smoked, they drank, they just did not look right. This is a story of murder, of hysteria, and of how the ‘witch craze’ that claimed over 400,000 lives in Europe played out on Irish shores.

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In 1711, in County Antrim, eight women were put on trial accused of orchestrating the demonic possession of young Mary Dunbar, and the haunting and supernatural murder of a local clergyman’s wife. Mary Dunbar was the star witness in this trial, and the women were, by the standards of the time, believable witches – they smoked, they drank, they just did not look right. With echoes of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and the Salem witch-hunt, this is a story of murder, of hysteria, and of how the ‘witch craze’ that claimed over 40,000 lives in Europe played out on Irish shores.

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Weight 382 g
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.8 × 1.8 cm
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Paperback

Pages

222

Language

English

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133.43094161 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K

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