This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide. Some of the texts appear in print for the first time in three centuries, whilst others are newly edited to give a clearer picture of sources.
'Gibson is to be congratulated on bringing together these materials together, and on the skill, scholarship and insights she has brought to bear on them.' - James Sharpe, Continuity and Change, vol. 17 2, 2002