I am very pleased indeed to officially announce that my second book, Persecuted: England's Witchcraft Trials is due to be published by Pen and Sword books in August 2018!
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
With the echo of that chilling injunction hundreds were accused and tried for witchcraft across England throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. With fear and suspicion rife, neighbour could turn against neighbour, friend against friend, with women, men and children alike caught up in the deadly fervour that swept through both village and town.
From the feared “covens” of Pendle Forest to the victims of the unswerving fanaticism of The Witch Finder General, so-called witches were suspected, accused, and dragged into the spotlight to await judgement.
Persecuted will look in depth at some of England's most compelling and extensive cases from the witch trial period, using a variety of sources and accounts to paint a vivid picture of the events and individuals involved for a 21st Century audience.