Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Witchcraftis an accessible, authoritative and captivating introduction to the magical myths that have coloured the popular imagination for centuries.
Written by celebrated historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Witchcraftexplores the moment in history when witches were perceived to be especially dangerous- the famous witch hunts between 1450 and 1750.
You'll learn how the figure of the witch remains culturally relevant. In horror films, TV shows and pop culture, the figure of the witch retains her potency to attract and repel.
Witch hunts in one form or another have persisted for thousands of years. Understanding why people were and continue to be persecuted for witchcraft matters now, more than ever.