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Manx witchcraft over the centuries

Manx attitudes towards witchcraft have changed dramatically over the centuries and locally witches have been both persecuted and revered.

The island is drenched in both legend and tradition, so our association with magic is not difficult to understand.

Ronald Hutton Professor of History at Bristol University is fascinated by the changing face of Manx witchcraft.

He said: “At one point the Isle of Man was regarded by everybody else in the British Isles as a hotbed of sorcery.”

Read the original article at: BBC News

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