Aileen Cole Stewart

At the outbreak of the First World War, the woman’s place was primarily the home. This philosophy would change drastically during the war as women increasingly took over men’s jobs whilst they were away fighting. Many women saw the war as an opportunity to not only serve their countries...

The American Witch Hunt Three Decades Before Salem

When you think of witch trials in the United States, most would think of the Salem Trials. Whilst it might be the trials that most captured public imagination, it was not the first. Read on to learn about the witch panic in Connecticut, which tool place 30 years...

Helen Duncan, the Blitz Witch.

The witch trials had come to an end by 1750, however, that was not to be the last time the charge was used. In 1943, Helen Duncan was convicted under the Witchcraft Act of 1735, and was sentenced to nine months in Holloway Prison. It is her life...

The Portrayal of Women in Gothic Horror

The Gothic genre became popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and continues to be popular today. Read on to find out about the women who contributed to the genre. ...