Originally from Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, John Darrell was a puritan and self-proclaimed exorcist who claimed the ability to expel evil spirits through prayer and fasting. John Darrell lived for a time near Ashby-de-la-Zouch and worked throughout Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lancashire and Nottinghamshire. In 1596-1597, Darrell was based at St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market area of Nottingham.
Much of what we know about Darrell is taken from the pamphlet war which erupted between him and Samuel Harsnett (who later became Archbishop of York). Was Darrell a fraud or was he as capable as the exorcists of the Tudor Roman Catholic church?
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