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The Book of Daemonology and The Divine Right of Kings
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James I and Witchcraft

This webiste gives a lot of background information on King James I and his reasons for writing the Book of Daemonology. It tells you about before James was King of England and how he was responsible for hundreds of witch trial executions while he was King of Scotland. He then wrote his 80 page book on "Daemonologie," and under his law over 20 more witch trials were established in which half of all accused were executed, even though he denied all of this once he became King of England. Once he got to England, the prosecutions stopped and King James passed the 1604 Witchcraft Act, although he never once needed to use it again, it stated that for the first offence of raising evil spirits you would be executed. This gives a lot of information on King James and his book of Demonology.

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King James I: Demonologist

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The summary of "Demonology" by King James talks about James' idea on witchcraft and paranoid fantasy of satanic conspiracy. James oversaw the trials of the witcraft persecutions, and the tortures of several people. In 1597, James had published Daemonologie, that woke the questions of the existence of witches. In 1604, James passed a new Witchcraft Act, which made spirits a crime punishable by execution. It is said that James legacy extends to our age. The King James' bible which was completed in 1611, saw the scriptures rewritten to further the King's agenda.

 
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Dæmonologie Index

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This website shows the main bulk of the book of daemonology. It has book in different sections, which allow you to jump to the actual book, which is written in absolute jibberish. This website also has an introductory paragraph explaining what the book of daemonolgy is. This website also has an information to the reader section, which is very helpful in attempting to understand the book of daemonolgy, written by King James in 1597. 

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King James I, On Divine Right of Kings

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This website gives you King James' summary on the Divine Right of Kings. It basically tells you that because Kings are called Gods and are treated as such, that their word and anyhting they do or say should be considered a divine right and therefore must be followed. This book was simply made to justify everything that a king does, even deciding who gets to live and who doesn't, and that their word is unquestionable.

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