Malcolm Gaskill is Emeritus Professor of Early Modern History at the University of East Anglia, specialising in the social and cultural history of seventeenth-century England and America, particularly the history of witchcraft.
He is the author of six books, including Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy and Hellish Nell: Last of Britain's Witches, a biography of the spiritualist medium Helen Duncan, the last woman imprisoned under the Witchcraft Act in 1944.
His most recent book is The Ruin of all Witches: Life and Death in the New World, the story of a witch-panic in a New England frontier town, published by Penguin, Allen Lane.
He is also interested in war and memory in the twentieth century, about which he has written about for the TLS and London Review of Books. This is also a key theme of Hellish Nell, a revised edition of which is underway.
Hellish Nell: Last of Britain's Witches (2001)
Witchfinders: A Seventeenth-Century English Tragedy (2005)
Between Two Worlds: How the English Became Americans (2014)
The Ruin of all Witches: Life and Death in the New World (2021)