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King Henry VIII Issues Law Against Witchcraft

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King Henry VIII of England issues a statute against witchcraft. This is the first time witchcraft is defined as a felony in England, making it a crime punishable by death and the forfeiture of all property and goods.

The Witchcraft Act of 1542 forbids:

"... use devise practise or exercise, or cause to be devysed practised or exercised, any Invovacons or cojuracons of Sprites witchecraftes enchauntementes or sorceries to thentent to fynde money or treasure or to waste consume or destroy any persone in his bodie membres, or to pvoke [provoke] any persone to unlawfull love, or for any other unlawfull intente or purpose

... or for dispite of Cryste, or for lucre of money, dygge up or pull downe any Crosse or Crosses or by such Invovacons or cojuracons of Sprites witchecraftes enchauntementes or sorceries or any of them take upon them to tell or declare where goodes stollen or lost shall become ..."

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