Why Medieval Britain Was So Terrified Of Witchcraft

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Witchcraft is the practice of what the practitioner believes to be magical skills and abilities such as using spells, incantations, and magical rituals. Witchcraft is a broad term that varies culturally and societally, and thus can be difficult to define with precision.
During medieval times, witchcraft was a popular term. Witches were everywhere. Many were wrongly accused, but some of them were actually witches. The Church set them on fire after trail.
In this documentary, Tony Robinson recreates the evil spells and dark rituals of medieval witchcraft. He learns how to identify, arrest and torture a witch in his quest to discover why, in the 16th and 17th centuries, our ancestors were so terrified of black magic that they executed more than 40,000 supposed witches.
During medieval Britain, most people were farmers living in the same villages all of their lives. Witchcraft looked much scarier than it looks today.

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