Sometime after midnight a great storm arose in the little town with gusts of wind almost strong enough to shake the inn to its foundations. The students were frightened but did not venture from their beds, even when they heard the doctors voice calling for help. The next morning Faust was discovered either in bed with a broken neck or, depending on which account is believed, on a dung heap in the year with all his limbs mangled. His “accidental death” was reported in the Zimmersche Chronik.
While invocation could be even more serious an offense then sorcery, its participants seem not infrequently to have viewed it with an attitude of levity, as a way of duping their fellow townsmen. One swindler in Florence extracted sums of money from various people, promising that he would have demons obtain vast fortunes for them. And a case in Yorkshire showed a strangely undignified conception of the devil. A man named John de Ithen sold the devil to one Robert de Roderham for three pence halfpenny, and then failed to meet the terms of the contract. When Robert took the swindler to court the judge dismissed the case on grounds that Christians should refrain from agreements of this sort, and adjourned both parties ‘to the infernal regions, there to hear their judgment’.
In a trial in Norfolk, on the other hand, the devil himself was the victim of a hoax. Two men had the devil reveal to them a hidden treasure, on the understanding that they would repay the favor with a human sacrifice. They tricked him by baptizing a cock and immolating it as a substitute victim.
1406, Berlin: Man burned for using sorcery to obtain money. 
Kicked Out of Heaven Vol. II
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The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d.
666 pages 197 pages
- ISBN-10: 1943820058
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Kicked Out Of Heaven Vol. II: The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700-1700 a.d. is a 3 volume series that will be released one by one. This book details everything about European society and mentality. In this edition you will find these facts: Alcoholism & The Blue Devils, Insanity & Lead Poisoning, Ergot (LSD) Hallucinations, The Sweating Sickness & Leprosy, The Tobacco Enema & Leeches, The Defloration Mania, The Dancing Mania, The Black Death, The Gravediggers & Body Snatchers, Jews Poisoning the Wells, Millions of Deaths, Folklore & Superstition, Magic Mirrors & Crystal Balls, Witches Dancing in Baby Blood, Pants Made of Human Skin, Necromancy & Ghost Armies, Attacks from The Undead, Lycanthropy & Were-Wolves, Multiple Cases of Vampires, Who is Satan, Lucifer & The Devil!
CNN: Victims of ‘human sacrifice’ found by engineers laying water pipes.