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Happy Halloween: A history of witches and witchcraft

31 October 2017

The history of witches and witchcraft is something that has fascinated and frightened people throughout history.

But who were witches and why has society been so wary of them?

Also, what is the connection between witches and Halloween?

To answer these questions and more, we caught up with Professor Ronald Hutton from the Department of History - one of the world's leading experts on folklore, mythology and witchcraft.

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