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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718188436
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 56
  • RRP: $19.99
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Witchcraft

A Ladybird Expert Book




An accessible, authoritative and captivating introduction to witchcraft for adult readers.

Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Witchcraft is an accessible, authoritative and captivating introduction to the magical myths that have coloured the popular imagination for centuries.

Written by celebrated historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Witchcraft explores the moment in history when witches were perceived to be especially dangerous: the famous witch hunts between 1450 and 1750.

You'll learn how the figure of the witch remains culturally relevant. In horror films, TV shows and pop culture, the figure of the witch retains her potency to attract and repel.

Witch hunts in one form or another have persisted for thousands of years. Understanding why people were and continue to be persecuted for witchcraft matters now, more than ever.

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Illustrated by: Martyn Pick

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780718188436
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 56
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Suzannah Lipscomb

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic.

She holds a BA (Hons) First in History and M.St. in Historical Research from Lincoln College, Oxford, and a D.Phil. in History from Balliol College, Oxford. Following posts as Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace, and Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia, she is now Convenor for History and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, London, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Suzannah has presented historical documentaries on BBC4, ITV, Channel 5 and National Geographic Channel, and writes a regular column for History Today. Her other books include 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII and The King is Dead! The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII; and (co-edited) Henry VIII and the Court: Art, Politics and Performance.

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