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Witchhunting in Britain – Oct ’24


Instructor: Val Fassnight
Start Date: Monday, October 7, 2024
End Date: Friday, November 1, 2024
Type: Online
Duration: 4 Weeks
USD Fee:  $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members

The witch hunts of Europe are infamous in history for the thousands of lives lost in the hysteria. Great Britain was late in joining the craze but the brutality was no less horrific.

This class will cover some of the early witch hunts prior to James I, the rise of the hunts under James until the last witch persecuted in the 20th Century. It will cover the laws and methods of obtaining confessions and convictions in all sections of the British Isles, including focus on individuals like James VI of Scotland/I of England and Matthew Hopkins, the Witch-Finder General. It will feature in depth case studies of various victims of the hunts up to the 20th Century. This class is perfect for the Halloween month of October

Expiry Date: October 25, 2024

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About the Instructor:

“Val has a Bachelors of Arts with Honors from Wichita State University, focusing on ancient and medieval history. She has one year’s Master’s study under her belt as well and finishing it is on the bucket list. Her undergraduate honors thesis was on the Macedonian and Ptolemiac attempts at divine ascendance through their own hubris and later adoption of Egyptian culture.
She has a deep-seated interest in Alexander the Great and Macedonian studies. She also focuses on ancient Egypt, Greece, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain and Renaissance Italy. She fervently reads anything she can find on the Tudor dynasty.
She is a former historical reenactor with two museums, Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita, KS, and Pawnee Bill Museum and Buffalo Ranch in Pawnee, OK. Her family have been reenactors since she was a small child, focusing on the fur trade era of American history. She is also known to haunt Renaissance Faires and has served in a couple of courts.
History is more than a passion with Val. It’s a way of life.”~ Val Fassnight

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