Witch Quiz


Would you have been
accused of witchcraft?

The history of witchcraft in Britain is a dark one, brimming with trials, persecution and torture, which claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent men and women during the 16th and 17th centuries. But what did you actually have to do to end up in the dock, accused of Devil worship and crimes of witchcraft? Very little, as the following questions, compiled with the help of Owen Davies, professor of social history at the University of Hertfordshire, reveal...

Owen highlights 10 of Britain's most infamous witch trials in the December issue of BBC History Magazine
Illustrations by Becca Thorne