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F Discover how ancient civilisations – from the Babylonians to the Hittites – dealt with people’s fears of witchcraft and the supernatural

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G Witchcraft and the law: how were suspects tried? G Inside Haiti’s history of zombies and sorcerers



G Meet Matthew Hopkins, the ‘witchfinder general’

G How many people were executed as witches?



G Discover how an Italian engineer tried to build a fake version of Paris

G Why the Ottomans’ biggest naval defeat may not have mattered after all


6 Snapshots A woolly mammoth in Siberia, and more

12 What We’ve Learned This Month Ancient Greek relics in southern Italy, an explosive World War II wreck, and more

14 My Life in History Andrew Deane, Royal Armouries jouster

16 This Month in... 1932 Radical ramblers protest in the Peaks

19 Paranormal Cold Case Danny Robins discusses a Surrey poltergeist

21 In a Nutshell Inside the 1320 Declaration of Arbroath

24 Spotlight on... Founding Father George Washington

73 Q&A How long did it take to paint the Sistine Chapel? This, and other questions answered

79 TV, Film & Radio This month’s history entertainment

82 What’s On Five exhibitions and events to visit

84 Books & Podcasts The latest historical releases and podcasts

86 Historical Fiction Lianne Dillsworth shares an extract from her debut novel, Theatre of Marvels

87 Prize Crossword 88 Letters 89 Next Issue 90 Photo Finish


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