Witch Marks at Ightham Mote - Live Lecture
Wed, 31 Mar | zoom.us

Witch Marks at Ightham Mote - Live Lecture

Wayne Perkins gives a live lecture on the ritual protection marks at Ightham Mote, a medieval manor in Kent. Live Q & A follows
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31 Mar, 19:00 – 21:30
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About The Event

In this lecture, Wayne Perkins will take attendees through the history of the 14th century Ightham Mote in Kent, a site that features a series of apotropaic marks (‘witch marks’), cut into the masonry and burnt into the timbers of the building. In addition to these marks, magical concealed objects such as old boots and witch bottles were found - clear evidence of ritual practices to ward against evil, fire, lightning, ill-fortune and, of course, witches. James I, obsessed with black magic, visited Ightham, so did his witchcraft obsession play a part? Live lecture with live Q&A.

Wayne Perkins is an archaeologist with over 20 years of experience. He has worked on archaeological sites in England for 13 of those as well as for seven in France for the Institut Nationale des Récherches Archéologiques Préventives.

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