Wednesday, 30 May 2012

TV: Harlots, Housewives and Heroines - and Witches

The persecution of witches in 17th century Britain was examined in last night's BBC 4 documentary series Harlots, Housewives and Heroines: A 17th Century History for Girls, with historian Lucy Worsley. The TV programme also looked at some of the folk magic people used to protect themselves from witchcraft. I thought it was very interesting.

Programmes on BBC TV Channels are usually available to watch on iPlayer for at least a week after they are shown: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/

Previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/03/review-witchcraft-very-short.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/07/history-of-pendle-witches-their-magic.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/02/review-history-of-witchcraft.html

2 comments:

OathBound said...

I missed that programme! Sounds great, thank you for sharing! )O(

chilledchimp said...

I love Lucy Worsley! She's so irreverent, but never dumbs down. DO watch this, it's interesting and great fun. In fact, watch the whole series if you can.