The Fear and Loathing of Witches: Malcolm Gaskill

Fri 4 Nov

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Illustrated talk.

Malcolm Gaskill is Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia. One of Britain’s leading experts on the origins and history of witchcraft. his works include the acclaimed Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy; and The Ruin of All Witches, which was shortlisted for the 2022 Wolfson History Prize, the UK’s most prestigious history writing prize. It tells the dark, real-life folktale of witch-hunting in a remote Massachusetts plantation during the turbulent beginnings of colonial America, when English settlers’ dreams of founding a ‘city on a hill’, gave way to paranoia and terror, enmity, and rage.