Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
British Witches Throughout History
By Willow Winsham
For hundreds of years the accusation of witchcraft has been levelled against women: such women were feared, persecuted, revered and reviled, with many ending their journeys at the stake or noose.
Prepare to delve into the captivating history of witchcraft with an in-depth exploration of some of the most fascinating and notorious women accused of being witches.
On a journey from 14th century Kilkenny, Ireland to 20th century Hampshire, England, Accused examines the why, the how, and, most importantly, the who of these tantalising and evocative cases. Using trial documents, contemporary pamphlets, church and census records and a wealth of other sources, eleven accused women are brought to life in a biographical approach that will take the reader back in time.
Meticulously researched and skilfully and painstakingly woven, this book will be indispensable to anyone with an interest in the popular topic of the history of witchcraft and a love of fascinating and diverse individuals. Setting each of the accused in their social and historical context, the author delivers a fresh and revealing look at her subjects, bringing her unique style and passion for detail to this captivating read.