Suzannah Lipscomb

Suzannah Lipscomb.


  • Witchcraft
  • Yorkshire Museum
  • Saturday 20 October
  • 8.30–9.30pm

Witchcraft beliefs have been around for thousands of years, but there was one moment in history when witches were perceived to be especially dangerous: in Europe between 1450 and 1750, large numbers of people were persecuted, prosecuted and executed for practising magic. In this talk, Suzannah will explore why.


Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is reader in early modern history at the University of Roehampton and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She has written four books on the 16th century, and presented several historical documentaries for the BBC, ITV, and Channel Five.


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