In their confessions at the East Anglian witch trials, accused women combined their understanding of the devil with sexual fantasies.
Maleficent Favourites: Seductive Bewitchment at the English Court
Accusations of witchcraft were often used to explain away transgressive behaviour between kings and favourites.
‘In the manner of a woman’: John/Eleanor Rykener and the Inessentiality of Gender
John/ Eleanor Rykener’s confession reveals the complexity of queer lives in medieval England.