Witchcraft was a serious social problem in early modern England. It was classified as a capital offence, punishable by death. However, how the punishment was executed depended on a number of things, including the individual’s status in the society. This text analyzes witchcraft as a crime in early modern England. It illustrates among other things, how the punishment was implemented.
The Azande people hail from the northwestern side of Sudan. The name Azande is usually translated to mean a people who own large tracts of land. The Azande came to own huge lands through conquests which was brought about by an individual who had gained much wisdom and power by using his clans witchcraft and was able to use that wisdom and power to marshal all clans of the Zande people to form a formidable group.