To the main page

Notes on Bovelles, in Weyer

Johannes Weyer, De Praestigiis Daemonum ... Libri 6, Basle 1577, book II chapter VI, p. 166 - 169. This is our oldest source for the Bovelles letter, but Weyer (also Wier, Wierus: born Brabant, 1515, died Tecklenburg, 1588), writing in 1562, can have had no first hand knowledge of the matter and is evidently repeating what had become received opinion.