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Published: 01 November 2014

236 Pages | 1 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719096785

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Witchcraft and Whigs

The life of Bishop Francis Hutchinson (1660-1739)

Andrew Sneddon

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Breaks new ground in important areas of British and Irish eighteenth-century history, as well as providing a rare portrait of an early eighteenth Irish bishop and witchcraft theorist
  • Gives us a better understanding of how, and in what circumstances, members of the English clergy were promoted to Irish sees and what they did once they took up residence in them
  • Shows how Hutchinson sustained a campaign to convert the Irish Catholic population using the Irish language throughout the 1720s, albeit with little encouragement or success
  • Deepens our understanding of the party-fuelled clashes between 'high' and 'low' clergymen in the early eighteenth-century sessions of the Convocation of Canterbury

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