Windsurfing Witches: The Weird News Beat During The English Civil Wars
Thomason Tracts 1641-1643
Between 1640 and 1661, George Thomason of London collected over 22,000 books, pamphlets, and tracts, recording them as entries in his catalog. It is a key primary source for understanding the moment when the printing press was turned loose on the English speaking world with cannon blasts.
Troubled times make for troubled people. Witch hunts flared up in …