Who wrote the first book on demonology? In 1597, King James VI of Scotland published a compendium on witchcraft lore called Daemonologie.
Who wrote the book called demonology?
Did King James change the Bible? In 1604, England’s King James I authorized a new translation of the Bible aimed at settling some thorny religious differences in his kingdom—and solidifying his own power. But in seeking to prove his own supremacy, King James ended up democratizing the Bible instead.
When was witchcraft made illegal in England? In 1542 Parliament passed the Witchcraft Act which defined witchcraft as a crime punishable by death. It was repealed five years later, but restored by a new Act in 1562. A further law was passed in 1604 during the reign of James I who took a keen interest in demonology and even published a book on it.