"Witchcraft in the Middle Ages."

Above, A black-robed crone riding through the night sky on a broomstick. In 1666 the belief that witches flew was general amoung intelligent people, including the clergy. The witch was believed to annoint her body with secret ointments, which endowed her with the power to project herself through the air, using as a conveyance either a broomstick, pole, hayfork or milking-stool.

 







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