King James I: Demonologist | Witch trials | Scoop.it

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.

 


Via Jamie Waggner