History quiz – witchcraft and superstition

How much do you know about the superstitions surrounding witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries? Historian Tracy Borman, author of new novel The King's Witch, puts your knowledge to the test

In this painting from c1650, a witch wields a broomstick as demons and 'familiars' (helpers of witches) congregate before her. (Photo by Rischgitz/Getty Images)

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Tracy Borman’s debut novel, The King’s Witch, is set in the court of King James VI and I and is published by Hodder & Stoughton on 14 June 2018.