25 minutes | Jun 10th 2020

8. Anatomy of a Familiar

What exactly was the early modern witch’s familiar? Was it a cuddly pet or a malevolent demon? 

In this episode, Heather Freeman interviews:
Dr. John Callow, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Suffolk

Dr. Vikki Carr, an independent scholar researching witchcraft beliefs of Early Modern England and Scotland

Prof. Owen Davies Reader in Social History at the University of Hertfordshire  

Prof. Marion Gibson Associate Dean for Education in the College of Humanities, and Professor of Renaissance and Magical Literatures at the University of Exeter 

Prof. Ronald Hutton Head of the School of Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Bristol 

Dr. Charlotte-Rose Millar, a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Queensland. 

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