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Writer of the month: witches, sorcery, scandal and seduction in Jacobean England

December 2nd, 2013

Episode 326 of 481 episodes

This talk describes the events which unfolded at Belvoir Castle four hundred years ago, during the witch craze. It is a tale of superstition, injustice and conspiracy. Dr Tracy Borman is an author, historian and broadcaster, whose books include the highly acclaimed Elizabeth's Women: the Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror. Her forthcoming book, on the history of witchcraft, will be published by Jonathan Cape in Autumn 2013. Tracy has recently been appointed interim Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and is also Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust.

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