Volume VI - Witchcraft in the British Isles

(Three Hands Press 2017)


In his fourth book in the Witchcraft of the British Isles series, published posthumously, Michael Howard examines the Craft of East Anglia. One of the richest areas of historical witchcraft and folk magic in England this book discusses many aspects of this craft from the private witch of William the Conqueror to the cunning men and women of the marshes and fens. From Toad-witches to the appalling deeds of the witch-finders this volume is a trove of historical information on the actual folk magical practices of East Anglia. Also examined are the spirits of locality, such as Old Shuck, the spectral black dog known to haunt country lanes, and a special chapter on Imps and Familiars