Cursed Britain A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times Thomas Waters

Publication date:
27 Aug 2019
Yale University Press
352 pages: 235 x 156mm
20 color illus. + 3 maps

The definitive history of how evil magic has survived into the present day

In our age of technology, it is easy to imagine that black magic in Britain is dead. Yet, over recent centuries this dark idea has persisted, changed, and returned. From the rural world of Georgian Britain, through the immense territories of the British Empire, to the multicultural present day, Thomas Waters explores the enduring power of primeval fears. He shows how witchcraft has become as diverse as modern Britain itself, and reveals why it is currently on the rise.

Thomas Waters is lecturer in history at Imperial College London and a specialist in the modern history of witchcraft and magic.