Prince- bishop given to Johann Gottried von Aschhausen
Johann Gottfried von Aschhausen was given position of price-bishop but his successor Von Dornheim was more successful
Intense Witch Trial
1616 - 1619
Saw an intensity of witch persecutions in Bamberg)
The 30 year war
Witchcraft and magic sermons created
Bishop Friedrich Forner published 25 sermons on witchcraft & magic.
First Drudenhaus built
Prince-Bishop Johan Dornheim built a Drudenhaus (a witch prison), built to contain 30 to 40 suspects at a time. The walls were covered in biblical texts, some smaller prisons were also built.
The start of the Bamberg Witch Trials
Dorothea Accused of Witchcraft
Emperor Ferdinand II became directly involved. A Bamberg councillor Heinrich Flock was accused and fled & his wife Dorothea was accused and her family appealed stating concern for the health of her mother and baby but also against the legitimacy of the legal process. Dornheim told the Emperor that all was well.