A tale of bloody witchcraft, which led all the way to James I's right-hand man
Tracy Borman studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997. She went on to a successful career in heritage, and is now Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust and interim Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces. Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books, including Matilda- Queen of the Conqueror and Elizabeth s Women, which was Book of the Week on Radio 4.She regularly appears on television and radio, and is a contributor to BBC History Magazine.Tracy gives public talks and lectures across the country on a wide range of subjects.She lives in Surrey with her daughter.
"Gripping... Stirring witchcraft, politics and sexual perversity into the cauldron of a superstitious age, Tracy Borman seasons her brew with suggestions of poisoning and the black arts." -- Iain Finlayson The Times "Tracy Borman has written a thorough and beautifully researched social history of the early 1600s, taking in everything from folk medicine to James I's sex life." -- Bella Bathurst Observer "Spellbinding" Daily Telegraph "Tracy Borman has written a superb history of the witchcraze in early modern Europe focusing around this one case. Her book is enthralling and accurate... In many respects this is a triumph of popular historical writing." -- David Wootton Guardian "A tantalising history... A panoramic survey of the witch craze that swept through Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries." -- John Carey Sunday Times