The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

I have read a couple of books about English witch trials, and the history of why they happened, so this book wasn't entirely new ground for me - but is certainly an original take on the period the events. The Witchfinder's Sister gives the infamous Matthew Hopkins a fictional sister in the form of Alice,… Continue reading The Witchfinder’s Sister by Beth Underdown

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Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill

I decided I wanted to read this book on a bit of an impulse. I'd read Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts by Tracy Borman and been left unsatisfied, so wanted to read something else to supplement my knowledge of English witches and those that persecuted them. I love these kinds of old… Continue reading Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill

Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts by Tracy Borman

I’d had this on my reading list for a while, and when I decided to sack off TBR 20 (we all knew it was coming - more in another blog post to come) I went to Waterstones in Oxford, and this was one the three books I bought (three! Such a delight. Lots of points… Continue reading Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts by Tracy Borman