Maggy Whitehouse
Archived Show
The Old Religions
Monday, January 14, 2019

Maggy talks witches, fairies, and the spiritual folk with Professor Ronald Hutton, the leading authority on the history of the British Isles in the 16th and 17th centuries. Professor Hutton specializes in ancient and medieval paganism and magic, and in the global context of witchcraft beliefs. His latest book, The Witch: A History of Fear, From Ancient Times to the Present, tells how the strange neighbor or annoying elderly relative starts to take the shape of all our terror and frustration, our humiliation and distress—an ancient parable still relevant in modern times.