Malcolm Gaskill is professor of early modern history at the University of East Anglia and the author of four books, including Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy. A fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Gaskill lives near Cambridge, England.
Witchcraft is a subject that fascinates us all, and everyone knows what a witch is-or do they? From childhood most of us develop a sense of the mysterious, malign person, usually an old woman. Historically, too, we recognize witch-hunting as a feature of ...[SEE MORE]