Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ronald Hutton lecture series - 'The Changing Face of Manx Witchcraft'

Here is an interesting tid bit from isleofman.com:

"A forthcoming lecture at the Manx Museum by Professor Ronald Hutton will shed light on the Isle of Man's historical relationship with witchcraft.

Professor Hutton, who is the Professor of History at Bristol University (and Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries) will give the fifth of Manx National Heritage’s popular winter lectures.

A leading authority on ancient and medieval paganism and one of the most recognised historians on British television, Professor Hutton says, "In the Middle Ages, the Isle of Man had the reputation of being the part of the British Isles most steeped in sorcery.

"In the Seventeenth Century, it became the only place in the world of the Anglican Communion in which people were burned for witchcraft." ...(Cont.)... 

So if anyone is in the neighborhood of the Isle of Man - stop on by.