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Witchcraft in Early Modern ScotlandJames' VI's Demonology and the North Berwick Witches$
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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

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Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland

Witch Hunt Propaganda: News from Scotland

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

Gareth Roberts

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780859896801.003.0012

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

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