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Tabitha Stanmore

June 17, 2024

In Europe between the 14th and late 17th Centuries, if something went wrong in your life, it was not uncommon for men and women to seek out the help of a practical magician. If you wanted to find your stolen cutlery, cure your husband, find a mate, or put a curse on that certain someone who annoys you in the royal court, you would consult someone nearby who knew what spells, charms, or philters that would get the job done.  On this episode of Inquiry, we speak TABITHA STANMORE, PhD. She is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Exeter, UK. Her new book is CUNNING FOLK: LIFE IN THE ERA OF PRACTICAL MAGIC.