Reginald Scot

1538 - 1599
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country of citizenship:  Kingdom of England
languages spoken, written or signed:  English
educated at:  Hart Hall
occupation:  writer, politician

Reginald Scot (or Scott) (c. 1538 – 9 October 1599) was an Englishman and Member of Parliament, the author of The Discoverie of Witchcraft, which was published in 1584. It was written against the belief in witches, to show that witchcraft did not exist. Part of its content exposes how (apparently miraculous) feats of magic were done, and the book is often deemed the first textbook on conjuring. Source: Wikipedia (en)


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