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Sep 17, 2017

The Iron King, Philip the Fourth, is well deserving of the title. As we see this episode, he let nothing get in the way of his ambitions. Italian merchants, Jewish moneylenders, even the Pope, all would be crippled by the French king for the crime of standing in his way.

This fate also awaited the Knights Templar; for...


Sep 10, 2017

The Knights Templar, or the Poor-Fellow Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, are a fascinating example of how too much success can be a bad thing. Rapidly abandoning the 'Poor-Fellow' aspect of their name, the Templars grew into a vast land-owning organisation with enormous wealth, ignoring the growing anger...


Sep 4, 2017

John Calvin's role in the history of Geneva is hotly debated to this day, and the city gained a reputation for cruel and excessive witchtrials. We discover exactly how terrible these trials were, and whether or not Calvin deserves the blame for Geneva's attitude towards witchcraft. We also consider the events to the...


Aug 21, 2017

The political and religious fallout of the North Berwick witch hunt othat began in 1591 continued to effect Scotland for the next decade. A hardline Protestant church, a weakened nobility, and a king determined to destroy the enemies of God in his kingdo, all contributed to one of the worst witch hunts in British...


Aug 2, 2017

The North Berwick Witch Hunt was one of the deadliest witch trials in British history, spawned from one interrogation and implicating people from every strata of society; the poor, the wealthy, peasants, nobles, farmers, and teachers. It led to around seventy executions, and was the backdrop of multiple...