Witch Craze Videos and Online Resources

Cultural and Historical Background

General

Younger students

Older students

The Pendle Witch Trials is explored in the following documentary

 

An excellent two part documentary with Dr Suzannah Lipscombe which explores the origins of British witch hunts from James VI to Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General.

 

More on Matthew Hopkins

 

Salem

Radio 4 in our time:

Salem Witch Trials

Useful sources

For a range of historical sources relating to Trier, Bamburg, England and Salem (especially), see Hannover Historical Texts

Professor Pavlac’s Witch-hunts is a great website with a superb timeline full of clickable links to individual witch hunts- it’s a mine of useful information.

Podcasts on the history of the Witch hunts

History of the Scottish witch hunts – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07rn38z/episodes/downloads

History of Witch hunts podcast – Pax Britannica – https://paxbritannica.info/episode-list/

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