Characterising vampires from its origins to its contemporary manifestations in literature is precisely the vampire’s disaffection with the effects of ageing.
The image of Witchcraft presented both by informants and literature is a very diverse, highly eclectic belief and behavioural system.
Many historians of witchcraft and demonology have at times alluded to the seemingly transhistorical and transcultural nature of their studies.
Historians of witchcraft know the long shadow cast by the Salem witch hunt of 1692, while related to cultural aspects of medieval society, culture, and religion.
Witchcraft’s basis in historical fact rests on the seventeenth‐century witch‐trials, most infamous of which were the Pendle witch‐trials at Lancaster Castle.
As a hybrid creature, both human and animal, the werewolf is in a unique position to interact with both rural and urban landscapes — still critically neglected.