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Witch Trials - Fiction and non-fiction on the Witch Trials.

Related categories: Feminism & Women / History & Biography /
Related booklists: Women's History - Pre-20th Century, The Lancashire / Pendle Witches,

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 12 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book In Defence of Witches: Why Women Are Still on Trial by Mona Chollet
    In Defence of Witches: Why Women Are Still on Trial - by Mona Chollet

    £9.99   paperback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781529034066 | ISBN 10: 152903406x

    "What remains of the witch hunts? A stubborn misogyny, which still tints the way our societies look at single women, childless women, aging women, or quite simply, free women... Today more than ever, witches tell us about our world and lead the way." ... more

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  • Cover image of book Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials by Marion Gibson
    Witchcraft: A History in Thirteen Trials - by Marion Gibson

    £20.00   hardback   (2023) - ISBN 13: 9781398508507 | ISBN 10: 1398508500

    Witchfinder General, Salem, Malleus Maleficarum. The world of witch-hunts and witch trials sounds archaic and fanciful, these terms relics of an unenlightened, brutal age. However, we often hear ‘witch-hunt’ in today’s media, and the misogyny t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World by Malcolm Gaskill
    The Ruin of All Witches: Life and Death in the New World - by Malcolm Gaskill

    £9.99   paperback   (2022) - ISBN 13: 9780141991481 | ISBN 10: 0141991488

    *THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* *SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE* *A TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES AND BBC HISTORY BOOK OF THE YEAR*   'A bona fide historical classic' Sunday Times   'Simply one of the best history books I have ever rea ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Familiars by Stacey Halls
    The Familiars - by Stacey Halls

    £8.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781785766145 | ISBN 10: 1785766147

    The Sunday Times Bestseller and Richard & Judy Book Club Pick   To save her child, she will trust a stranger. To protect a secret, she must risk her life...  Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff
    The Witches: Salem, 1692 - by Stacy Schiff

    £10.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781474602266 | ISBN 10: 1474602266

    ‘An oppressive, forensic, psychological thriller: J.K. Rowling meets Antony Beevor, Stephen King and Marina Warner … Schiff’s writing is to die for’ THE TIMES   It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a m ... more

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  • Cover image of book Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts by Tracy Borman
    Witches: James I and the English Witch Hunts - by Tracy Borman

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780099549147 | ISBN 10: 009954914x

    September 1613. In Belvoir Castle, the heir of one of England’s great noble families falls suddenly and dangerously ill. His body is ‘tormented’ with violent convulsions. Within a few short weeks he will suffer an excruciating death. Soon th ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Penguin Book of Witches by Katherine Howe (Editor)
    The Penguin Book of Witches - by Katherine Howe (Editor)

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780143106180 | ISBN 10: 014310618x

    A chilling, truly authoritative anthology of real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America.   From a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials ... more

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  • Cover image of book Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials by Marilynne Roach
    Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials - by Marilynne Roach

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780306821202 | ISBN 10: 0306821206

    The story of the Salem Witch Trials told through the lives of six women.   Six Women of Salem is the first work to use the lives of a select number of representative women as a microcosm to illuminate the larger crisis of the Salem witch trial ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster by Modernised and Introduced by Robert Poole
    The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster - by Modernised and Introduced by Robert Poole

    £7.95   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781874181781 | ISBN 10: 1874181780

    Thomas Potts famous account of the Pendle witch trials of 1612 is the only original source of information about the events, and in this excellent new version historian Robert Poole makes the text accessible and useable for twenty-first century reade ... more

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  • Cover image of book 1612: The Lancashire Witch Trials by Christine Goodier
    1612: The Lancashire Witch Trials - by Christine Goodier

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781874181774 | ISBN 10: 1874181772

    This excellent little book is a wonderful introduction to the story of the Pendle witch trials of 1612.  In a very lively and readable style, Christine Goodier provides a who's who of the events, as well as an interesting angle on the trials themsel ... more

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  • Cover image of book I, Tituba: Black Witch Of Salem by Maryse Conde, translated by Richard Philcox
    I, Tituba: Black Witch Of Salem - by Maryse Conde, translated by Richard Philcox

    £17.95   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780813927671 | ISBN 10: 0813927676

    This wild and entertaining novel expands on the true story of the West Indian slave Tituba, who was accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, arrested in 1692, and forgotten in jail until the general amnesty for witches two years later.  Ma ... more

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  • Cover image of book Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy by Malcolm Gaskill
    Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy - by Malcolm Gaskill

    £10.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780719561214 | ISBN 10: 0719561213

    By the Spring of 1645, civil war had exacted a terrible toll upon England. Disease was rife, apocalyptic omens appeared in the skies, and idolators were detected in every shire. In a remote corner of Essex two obscure gentlemen began interrogating wo ... more

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