- By Mark Stoyle

The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

  • Title: The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War
  • Author: Mark Stoyle
  • ISBN: 9780859898591
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Black Legend of Prince Rupert s Dog Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War One of the most bizarre consequences of the English Civil War of was the celebrity status attained by a dog witch named Boy the loyal companion of Charles I s nephew Prince Rupert of the Rhi

    One of the most bizarre consequences of the English Civil War of 1642 46 was the celebrity status attained by a dog witch named Boy, the loyal companion of Charles I s nephew, Prince Rupert of the Rhine Like his master, Boy was held to possess supernatural powers and gained popular interest through artistic renderings and sensational literature, where he was frequentlyOne of the most bizarre consequences of the English Civil War of 1642 46 was the celebrity status attained by a dog witch named Boy, the loyal companion of Charles I s nephew, Prince Rupert of the Rhine Like his master, Boy was held to possess supernatural powers and gained popular interest through artistic renderings and sensational literature, where he was frequently portrayed as a devil or a witch This compelling new book from Mark Stoyle sets out to uncover the true story of Boy and in the process sheds new light on a fascinating series of collisions and interactions between polemic and traditional witch belief in the troubled 1640s.

    1 thought on “The Black Legend of Prince Rupert's Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War

    1. I am endlessly fascinated by the English Civil War period. I first came across Prince Rupert’s dog in the film in the 1970 film Cromwell starring Richard Harris as Cromwell and Timothy Dalton as Rupert, so it was wonderful to have even that film referenced in this book. This is a great book - but probably only for the English Civil War obsessive such as I rather than the casual reader.

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