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The John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library
150 Deansgate
Manchester
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Ghosts, witches, sorcerers and demons: our fascination with the supernatural stretches back centuries. Experience how supernatural forces shaped the lives of everyone from kings and queens to clergymen and maidservants. "Magic, Witches & Devils in the Early Modern World" reveals how magic, diabolical witchcraft, and ghostly encounters inspired fear and curiosity on an unprecedented scale between the 15th and 18th centuries. The exhibition illuminates the roots of our obsession with supernatural power and explores a world where the Devil was understood as a real and present danger in daily life.

The John Rylands Library, part of The University of Manchester, is one of the world's finest collections of rare books and manuscripts.

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