It Must Be Witchcraft

In 1662, a young housewife called Isobel Gowdie made a series of confessions for which she became known as Queen of the Scottish Witches.

Yet what was the truth surrounding her case? Was she actually tortured or executed for her crimes? Gary Lachman, writer, musician and ex-member of Blondie, examines the latest evidence surrounding the case that inspired James Macmillan's The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie, and explores some of the misconceptions about her dramatic tale.

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In 1662, a young housewife called Isobel Gowdie made a series of confessions for which she became known as Queen of the Scottish Witches.

Yet what was the truth surrounding her case? Was she actually tortured or executed for her crimes? Gary Lachman, writer, musician and ex-member of Blondie, examines the latest evidence surrounding the case that inspired James Macmillan's The Confessions of Isobel Gowdie, and explores some of the misconceptions about her dramatic tale.