Marion Gibson in conversation with Syd Moore: Witchcraft: A History in 13 Trials

The world of witch hunts and witch trials sounds antiquated, relics of an unenlightened and brutal age.

However, ‘witch hunt’ is heard often in the present-day media, and the misogyny it is rooted in is all too familiar today. A woman was prosecuted under the 1735 Witchcraft Act as recently as 1944.

This book explores the history of witchcraft and witch hunts through the stories of the victims, stories which have too often been overshadowed by those of the powerful men, such as King James VI and I and “Witchfinder General” Matthew Hopkins, who hounded them.

Marion Gibson will be in conversation with Syd Moore, author of The Essex Witch Museum Mysteries series.

This event will include an audience Q&A. After the event there will be an opportunity to get your book signed by the author.

In partnership with Essex Record Office.

Event details


June 25, 2024


7:00pm - 9:00pm


Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions (Students, Under 27s and Unwaged)

Who for?

For adults


Essex Record Office

Wharf Road, Chelmsford, Essex, England, CM2 6YT

How to book

Book online

Booking required.

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