WorldViews: Happy Halloween! Here are 7 spooky images from the Middle Ages

By Ishaan Tharoor, October 31, 2014

There are times when Halloween seems very much a modern fad, what with the profusion of industrially-produced candy and the annual emergence of terrible costume ideas riffing off current events. But what frightens us is largely the same as what spooked peoples centuries before. With the help of the British Library, WorldViews offers a few examples of scary motifs meant to inspire fear in a faraway time.

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