Why Was Medieval Society Obsessed With Witches? A Century Of Murder Chronicle
Historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb goes in search of the origins of the deadly craze of witch hunts and trials that infected the British Isles for centuries. According to Dr. Lipscomb, the witch hunts were not just a case of mass hysteria, but were the result of a very specific set of circumstances. She argues that the witch hunts were the product of a perfect storm of religious, social, and political factors.