This year marks 400 years since the infamous Pendle Hill witch trials in Lancashire and 300 years since Jane Wenham became the last person in England to be convicted of witchcraft. BBC History Magazine asked me to create the illustration below to lead an article called Witches In The Dock, covering these and eight other notable cases of witchy persecution from the 1441 to 1808. It features in the December issue, out tomorrow.
Could you have been accused of witchcraft? Take the BBC History online quiz to see how you'd have fared against the witch hunters www.historyextra.com/witchtest