In this drama-documentary series, Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb goes in search of the origins of the deadly craze of witch hunts and trials that infected the British Isles 400 years ago. Through original documents and powerful drama, Suzannah uncovers the fears that drove the persecutors to such lengths and what it was like for the innocent victims tortured and executed for crimes they didn’t commit.
James I’s son, Charles, pretty much ended the hunting and execution of witches. But then the Civil War engulfed England, and Charles lost control.
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