[BOOKS] ⚡ The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England ✯ James Sharpe – Snapchatlogin.us

The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of EnglandRead The Bewitching Of Anne Gunter A Horrible And True Story Of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, And The King Of England Author James Sharpe Bystricepodhostynem.eu In 1604, 20 Year Old Anne Gunter Was Bewitched She Foamed At The Mouth, Contorted Wildly In Her Bedchamber, Went Into Trances Her Garters And Bodices Were Perpetually Unlacing Themselves Her Signature Symptom Was To Vomit Pins And She Voided Some Pins Downwards As Well By Her Water Or Otherwise Popular History At Its Best, The Bewitching Of Anne Gunter Opens A Fascinating Window Onto The Past It S A Tale Of Controlling Fathers, Willful Daughters, Nosy Neighbors, Power Relations Between Peasants And Gentry, And Village Life In Early Modern Europe Above All It S An Original And Revealing Story Of One Young Woman S Experience With The Greatly Misunderstood Phenomenon Of Witchcraft James Sharpe Is Professor Of History At York University And The Author Of Instruments Of Darkness Witchcraft In Early Modern History And Other Works Of Social History

[BOOKS] ⚡ The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England ✯ James Sharpe – Snapchatlogin.us
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England
  • James Sharpe
  • English
  • 11 June 2018
  • 9781861970480

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ⚡ The Bewitching of Anne Gunter: A Horrible and True Story of Deception, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England ✯ James Sharpe – Snapchatlogin.us


  1. says:

    Though the title is cumbersome, if Sharpe had added the word Football to the list of subjects, it would fairly well sum up the entirety of the books multitude of themes Yes, really, football.Overall, for a heady academic non fiction historical work, it read remarkably smoothly Sharpe s treatment of the subject is thorough, detailed, and accessible.I enjoyed that Sharpe explained customs and details with which the reader would likely be unfamiliar with concise detail, while elaborating enough to impart the reader with a passable understanding rather than oversimplifying things I like that Sharpe s prose expects the reader to be intelligent without presupposing a specific and unlikely body of knowledge What I most enjoyed about this book was that Anne Gunter was such an unlikely candidate for being the subject of a book hun...


  2. says:

    Anne Gunter accused three women of bewitching her then later admitted she d made it all up This is the story of strained relationships between the leading families of a village in Oxfordshire, of troubled times in Eng...


  3. says:

    A horrible and true story of deception, witchcraft, murder, and the King of England is highly recommendable, depending on what you want to do with the book If you expect a novel on witchcraft that is exciting, entertaining and full of suspense until the end than this book might be the wrong one for you James Sharpe, a professor of history at York University, took a very interesting historical events and narrates it in three pages The rest is background information The historian goes back to the Oxford connection of Brian Gunter, he gives very detailed explanation of what happened at that football match were the feud between the Gunter s and the Gregory s started Other chapters explain terms like possession or exorcism Everything that is essential for this case is investigated The facts of the story are taken apart in it s component parts and the many names of people are a little confusing There is also a lot of repetitio...


  4. says:

    I always start off with how I do my rating 5 stars are my favorite books and will re read and recommend to anyone 4 stars are ones that I liked a lot but not loved as a favorite 3 stars are ones that I liked just liked 2 stars are ones that I was not fond of 1 star is for ones I hate and can not stand.I m going to quote from the book since this sums up the book pretty well Anne had made her peculiar contribution to English witchcraft history She had been the center of a complex story that had begun in the most familiar context for witchcraft accusations, the push and shove of disputes and personality clashes in the face to face community of the early modern village, a story that had concluded with her meeting King James, falling in love and dancing before the court I found this book in my sisters college books she had taken a course on the history of witchcraft and ...


  5. says:

    This was an interesting book which does than it promises as well as telling the story of Anne Gunter, it reveals a lot about the lives and philosophy of people in seventeenth century England, and demonstrates how an historian goes about finding such things out.Unfortunately the strands are intermingled in a way which leads to much repetition and a rather dry st...


  6. says:

    This was really interesting to have a focused spotlight on one case rather than reading about ideas of witchcraft in general It was a case I hadn t heard of before, being not as famously documented as Salem ...


  7. says:

    I love micro histories and this is a perfect example For anyone with a good general knowledge of the witch hunts in England, this is an in depth study of one of the most notorious cases Sharpe does not attempt to write faction or embellish the known facts, he simply tells the story i...


  8. says:

    An excellent and scholarly account of a case of feigned witchcraft in seventeenth century England Sharpe traces all of the various elements of the story and reflects on a wide variety of topics related to social, political and cultural life in the late sixteenth, early seventee...


  9. says:

    This book was very interesting for anyone who is interested in the witchcraft craze It is well researched presenting a young woman, Anne Gunter and her father and how they made a community and finally the King of England take notice of this young woma...


  10. says:

    I am amazed at how such interesting subject matter could be made so incredibly boring I felt there were so many times that extraneous information was added in order to lengthen the text The book was an interesting read to skim but not something to read for pleasure.

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