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The Witchfinder's Sister

The year is 1645 and, like much of the country, the Civil War has riddled Essex with widows and death.

As social decorum decays, petty disputes turn to suspicion and frenzy. 693 more words

Historical Fiction

Beth Underdown - The Witchfinder's Sister

A lot of people have heard of Matthew Hopkins. The self-styled Witchfinder General was responsible for the deaths of an estimated three hundred women in just over two years, from 1644 to 1646. 481 more words

Book Reviews

Child Abuse Controversy Author Judith Newman Shares Tweet About Bombing Israeli Donald Trump Train Station | Matthew Hopkins – The Witchfinder General

Controversial Harper Collins Author Judith Newman is presently embroiled in a storm over alleged abuse of her son. Now she has invited further outrage by sharing a tweet about potential bombing […] 21 more words

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Witchcraft in England and Colonial America

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. As a cultural history, I discuss how beliefs migrated from various parts of the world, most notably England (since the majority of Illinois pioneers were English or Scots-Irish). 603 more words

History

Witchcraft in England and Colonial America

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. As a cultural history, I discuss how beliefs migrated from various parts of the world, most notably England (since the majority of Illinois pioneers were English or Scots-Irish). 603 more words

Illinois

Book Review: The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown

3 out of 5 Stars

I don’t tend to read a lot of historical fiction, but this book caught my eye as I was perusing the aisles at my local library. 635 more words

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The Witch's Familiar

It is difficult to think of too many words in the English language with such differing perceptions than ‘witch’. Although they may be creations of mere fantasy, witches are commonly portrayed and depicted as evil villains with quirky, though sinister powers, while in some literary cases they are treated with a greater degree of warmth and reverence. 1,542 more words

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