A spell-binding history of witches

From the malevolent crones of the ancient world through the child-eating monsters of Victorian fairy-tales to the teen idols of the 1990s, Owen Davies chronicles humanity's long obsession with the purveyors of sorcery...

An engraving from Ulrich Molitor’s ‘On witches and female soothsayers’, depicting witches bringing down the rain. Germany, 15th century. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the March 2018 issue of BBC History Magazine

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