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1561, Jun1631, May
an English writer on religion and Archbishop of York from 1629. Harsnett is noted for his sceptical attitude towards demons and witchcraft. As the chaplain to Bishop Bancroft, Harsnett was commissioned to write a treatise condemning the 1590s exorcisms of John Darrell, having sat on the 1598 commissions which investigated his activities. Harsnett is known to have written eight works.
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