England's last Witchcraft Law is repealed in 1951
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Annually on June 22
It was not until the 16th century that religious tensions resulted in serious penalties for witchcraft in England. Henry VIII's Act of 1542 was the first to define witchcraft as a crime, punishable by death & the forfeiture of the convicted felon's goods & chattels.England's most notorious Witchcraft Act was passed early in the reign of Elizabeth I. This act of 1562 provided that anyone who should "use, practise, or exercise any Witchcraft, Enchantment, Charm, or Sorcery, whereby any person shall happen to be killed or destroyed", was guilty of felony without benefit of clergy, and was to be put to death.
These despicable medieval laws got stronger and more evil down through the centuries, sick ways were used to murder innocent women & steal thier belongings.
Finally in the 1950's sense prevailed,(((( but it took until the 1950's))))
The last threatened use of the Act against a medium was in 1950. In 1951 the Witchcraft Act was repealed with the enactment of the Fraudulent Mediums Act 1951