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.
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