Fairfax, Edward (d. 1635)
An English scholar of the sixteenth century, translator of
Tasso’s Gerusalemme Liberata and author of Daemonologia A Discourse
on Witchcraft, in which he claims that in 1621 two of his
daughters were bewitched through the malice of six witches. In
his preface to the book Fairfax describes himself as neither a
‘‘fantastic Puritan nor a superstitious Papist, but so settled in
conscience that I have the sure ground of God’s word to warrant
all I believe . . .’’
Dictionary of National Biography. London Oxford University
Press, 1953.
Fairfax, Edward. Daemonologia A Discourse on Witchcraft.
Harrogate, England R. Ackrill, 1882. Reprint, New York
Barnes & Noble, 1971