Photograph of English cunning man George Pickingill, taken at the turn of the 20th century, in either the 1890s or early 1900s.

Witchcraft Before Wicca: The Cunning Men and Wise-Women of Old

Today the popular image of witchcraft in the mass media and in books and magazines is largely defined by ‘Wicca’, a form of neo-pagan witchcraft created by a retired English civil servant called Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884–1964) in the 1940s. […]

The men accused of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, are conducted into the court room: (1) Gavrilo Princip (2) Danilo Ilitch (3) N Cabrinovic.

Secret Societies and The First World War

This August [2014] the centenary of the beginning of the First World War was marked by the release of new books, magazine articles, radio programmes and television documentaries. There has also been considerable public discussion among mainstream academics and historians about the causes of the war […]