Zugarramurdi Witch Trials

Crimes of the Basquelands by Julie Garcia and Douglas De Carvalho

Episode notes

In this week’s episode, we’re shaking things up a bit as Douglas takes the lead with a fascinating historical crime story. Get ready to step back in time, all the way to the 17th century, as we dive headfirst into the riveting world of the Basque witch trials.

But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill witch-hunt narrative. Douglas is about to provide us with a fresh perspective, one that will have us exploring the lives of not only the accused but also the inquisitors tasked with the weighty responsibility of seeking out witches.

As we venture deeper into this historical narrative, you’ll be fascinated to learn that the Basque witch trials held their own unique quirks and stories, setting them apart from other witch hunts of the time. These trials were not just about the supernatural; they were deeply intertwined with the Basque culture, cu ... 

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