Malcolm Gaskill is Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia. He is one of Britain's leading experts in the history of witchcraft, whose previous works include the highly acclaimed Witchfinders- A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and Between Two Worlds- How the English Became Americans.
PRAISE FOR WITCHFINDERS: 'A brilliant new study ... In the vivid three-dimensionality of its dramatis personae, the eloquence of its writing, and the richness of its evocations of vanished worlds of landscape and belief ... Gaskill displays a masterly wizardry all his own.' -- John Adamson * Sunday Telegraph * Gaskill presents a compassionate, measured view dispelling several myths along the way. * Independent on Sunday * He writes with sympathy, respect and deep human understanding. -- John Guy * Sunday Times * A very lucid and humane writer. -- Hilary Mantel A fine achievement. Gaskill has scoured the archives for every scrap of surviving evidence and presented his findings in an intelligent, meticulously documented, and highly readable way . . . As persuasive an account of the whole grisly episode as we are ever likely to get. -- Keith Thomas * New York Review of Books * PRAISE FOR BETWEEN TWO WORLDS: 'A work of extraordinary scholarship. It captures the spirit of adventure and courage of the first settlers but also shows how high ideals were transformed by the harsh realities of life.' -- Rachel Trethewey * Independent * A beautifully written, sweeping and yet fine-grained account . . . There are many fine books on migration to America, and this deserves a foremost place among them. -- Donald M. MacRaild * Times Higher Education *