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Sarah Stubbings

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Richard Jenkins

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else, from believing some narratives rather than others, but it does discourage a stereotyped privileging of one narrative over another. The best source for the study of Victorian witchcraft is newspapers. The reports in the local press of what were usually if erroneously called ‘witchcraft trials’ are often our only indicator of the depth and range of such practices and beliefs. With nice irony, as witchcraft-belief declined

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