17th Century Hallowtide was a time when new ideas and old practices clashed. Communities tore themselves apart with religion, tradition and superstition. It is All Hallows’ Eve, Halloween. I want to share two chapters from God’s Vindictive Wrath with you. I hope you will enjoy the different perspectives on death and the afterlife as the characters struggle to come to terms with terrible reality of the Battle of Edgehill in the autumn mud of 1642.

If you want more, you can read the opening chapters of God’s Vindictive Wrath for free on this website. Alternatively, try the short story at FREE eBook. I hope you will enjoy both.

17th Century Hallowtide witches, hags and sprites

Read About 17th Century Hallowtide and Early Modern Life

You can read more about 17th Century Britain on this website at Notes and Maps. These include notes and pages on the impact of the Little Ice Age and the General Crisis, the English Revolution and Great Rebellion, Pike and Shot Warfare. There are also pages on the battles of the English Civil War and the Race to Seize London.

You may also like some of the website posts on Early Modern Life. These include a monthly blog post on the 17th Century Almanac. This explains Early Modern farming practices and beliefs, month by month, as a backdrop to the British Civil Wars.

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