Good to see I’m bringing our son up correctly. He learning the important stuff. The stuff which he will need going forward.
English set some homework to be done overnight. Read an article on a specific subject and answer questions. The class is currently analysing Macbeth. So the article was all about King James I and witchcraft.
“Oh that’s fine Dad, don’t need to look at the article. I can answer any question on that subject….”
Really Son. The questions are quite random. They are about witches and folklore.
“No problem at all Dad. I can do that…”
Ok without reading why was Macbeth shorter than other plays
“James I was well known to become restless sitting through long plays”
Ok how many people were killed in Scotland during the witch trials.
“Somewhere between 1400 and 1800″
What event convinced James I to act on witches
“A bad storm almost killed Anne of Denmark at sea”
How do you know that… what was his first act against witchcraft after that event.
“Easy he ordered the biggest ever witch hunt and witch trials around Berwick.”
“James I wrote a book on witchcraft. He clearly had issues with witches. He passed the Witchcraft Act which made the first offence for any suspected witch behaviour a hanging and burning offence. Before that you only got executed if murder was involved”
I think I need a coffee. That’s my level. I can’t even find my glasses most days….