A Dialogue Concerning Witches and Witchcrafts was a book written by George Gifford and published in 1593.[1] It "is notable for its attention to the ministerial challenges posed by witch belief as well as for its entertaining dialogue designed to appeal to a wide audience".[2]

Gifford told the story of many alleged witches, including Feats, a reputed sorcerer in Elizabethan London, whose familiar spirit was a black dog named Bomelius.[3][4]


  1. ^ Rosenthal, Joel T. (Winter 2009). "Reviewed Works – A Dialogue concerning Witches and Witchcrafts by George Gifford; The Discovery of Witches and Witchcraft: The Writings of the Witchfinders, Matthew Hopkins and John Stearne by S. F. Davies". Sixteenth Century Journal. 40 (4): 1321–1322. JSTOR 40541304.
  2. ^ McGinnis, Scott (Autumn 2002). ""Subtiltie" Exposed: Pastoral Perspectives on Witch Belief in the Thought of George Gifford". Sixteenth Century Journal. 33 (3): 665–686. doi:10.2307/4144019. JSTOR 4144019.
  3. ^ Devil Dogs, p.26, Mark Stoyle, May 2011, BBC History Magazine
  4. ^ Gifford, George (1603). A Dialogue Concerning Witches & Witchcrafts. The Percy Society. p. 67.