This month we are well and truly feeling the spirit of Samhain with this book by Thomas Waters – Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times.
In our age of technology, it is easy to imagine that black magic in Britain is dead. Yet, over recent centuries this dark idea has persisted, changed, and returned. From the rural world of Georgian Britain, through the immense territories of the British Empire, to the multicultural present day, Thomas Waters explores the enduring power of primeval fears. He shows how witchcraft has become as diverse as modern Britain itself, and reveals why it is currently on the rise.