In 1619, Joan Flower and her two daughters Margaret and Philippa were accused of practicing witchcraft after the eldest son of the Earl and Countess of Rutland, their employers at Belvoir Castle, was taken ill and subsequently died.
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Meike Ziervogel explores the life of the notorious Magda Goebbels, wife of Hitler's propaganda minister, in her new novel Magda
The Victorians invented crime-solving methods that are still used today. D.E. Meredith tracks down the 19th-century detectives
The National Trust chair picks the book that means the most to him
Famed chef Escoffier has conjured up recipes for everyone...apart from his loving wife.
The author reveals how his research for new novel John Saturnall's Feast uncovered love and lampreys in the great kitchens of the past
The historian reveals how his new book Battle Castles got him mixed up in the Arab Spring.
Hilary Mantel's Man Booker-winning novel is being adapted for BBC2
On the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials, professor Philip C Almond explains why women were targeted