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The Midlands of England is a literal borderland where history, folklore and the paranormal converge at its frontiers. From cursed stone circles to modern urban wyrd, the old kingdom of Mercia is full of strange places where odd tales from history have left their permanent mark alongside near forgotten tales.

Witches and Cunning Folk, mad kings, ritual murders and haunted burrows - Hugh Williams encounters them all on a fascinating journey around the Heartlands. Along the way some of our most enduring mysteries are examined in depth and answers for them put forward.

Over brooding hills and through eerie forests, join this intriguing exploration of the borderlands. 

The strange places and stories of the Midlands could not be explored in one book, so Hugh Williams invites you to walk the borderlands once more. Ghosts, witches, killers and kings, the tales of Mercia are told as their locations are visited and examined. From haunted ruins to forgotten burial chambers, where history, folklore and the supernatural merge as one.

Come and walk the tracks between megaliths and barrows, through enchanted forests, and across story-soaked hills. Following liminal paths where anything can happen while taking deep dives into some of the mysteries of the Midlands that continue to puzzle us.

Join us once again in this second volume, a companion to the acclaimed debut The Mystery of Mercia.

Discover a world of witchcraft, magic and the occult at the very centre of England. This book is an accessible timeline of the people, places and events that shaped the magical landscape of the Midlands.

Drawing on varied sources as well as folklore, tradition and site visits, Hugh Williams paints a vivid picture of witchcraft in the English heartlands from its very beginnings to the present day.

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