Witchcraft & Magic

Learn about Witchcraft & Magic in Tudor times in this educational and interactive video.

An inquisition is a period of prolonged and intensive questioning.

During the 16th century, witch-hunting became an obsession in some parts of the country.

Which of the following is NOT a known Witch Trial Test?

Correct

Smell is NOT a known Witch Trial.

Wrong

Smell is NOT a known Witch Trial.

Which of the following may have resulted in you being accused of being a witch?

Correct

Souring milk may have resulted in you being accused of being a witch.

Wrong

Souring milk may have resulted in you being accused of being a witch.

Those accused of being a witch were often thought to have signed a pact with satan, also known as the devil.

Suspected witches would often be stripped and publicly examined for blemishes, known as Witch’s Marks, that they may have received upon making their pact with the devil. These could include: freckles, moles, birthmarks, skin tags and tattoos.

After the introduction of the Witchcraft Act in 1542, it was forbidden to conjure spirits or make enchantments and sorceries to cause harm.

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