Elizabethan Witches

Possibly due to having an old unmarried woman on the throne, we don’t hear much of witches at this time. This is from Thomas Platter’s Travels in England 1599

Numerous witches are found in England, for report goes that they do not punish them with death there, because the queen was once on the water, and a number of witches had planned her destruction in a storm, but another witch prayed for her and held off he tempest, as he herself confessed, and so although the belief is that they bring many hailstorms, they are not punished with loss of life.

AAGain, I suspect this is a mistranslation or possibly winding up a gullible tourist

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