Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Witchcraft in Early Modern ScotlandJames' VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Lawrence Normand and Gareth Roberts

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780859896801

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of
date: 22 October 2018

Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland

Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland

(p.290) Chapter 9 Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland
Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland

Lawrence Normand

Gareth Roberts

Liverpool University Press

News from Scotland was the first publication in Scotland and England that reported exclusively on Scottish witchcraft. It was also the most propagandastic of all the texts generated by the North Berwick witch trials. This chapter discusses the authorship of News; the making of the text; News as fiction and history; the story of Geilis Duncan and David Seton; truth and falsehood in News; and the political scene in News.

Keywords:   Scottish witchcraft, witch hunts, witch trials, North Berwick

Liverpool Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.