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