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His Last Witch Hunt by Deborah C. Foulkes

An intriguing tale that takes place during the English Civil War about The Witch Finder General, Matthew Hopkins.  The village of Hopton is shaken by a death and witchcraft is suspected as the cause.   112 more words

Book Review

The Witchfinder's Sister by Beth Underdown

Purely by coincidence, I read this just after Emma Flint’s excellent Little Deaths, and despite the two very different settings, I was struck by the similarities. 580 more words


And then they screamed "Witch!"

It seems these Has Matthew Hopkins returned? At least you could be forgiven for thinking so.

Witchfinder General

He acted as the English Witchfinder General between 1644 and 1647 and had more people executed during his time and in the total of the previous 160 years. 302 more words

Thought Of The Day

Witches: A Century of Murder (Documentary)

I found the documentary, “Witches: A Century of Murder” on Netflix.  It covered the witch trials in Great Britain and discussed some of the key players.   277 more words

Fixtures in Time

On the evening of Friday December 9th, 1994, I was just about as happy as it was reasonably possible for me to be. I had finished filming my part as the Aztec High Priest on the sixth series of the Crystal Maze at the Aces High Studio and I was wildly celebrating, along with the other cast and crew, at a lively and extremely well-stocked wrap party, although with the passing of the years, I forget precisely where this celebration took place. 530 more words

O.H.M.A.D. Day 14: Witchfinder General (1968)

Matthew Hopkins is a very bad man.  Posing as a witch hunter, Hopkins goes around the British countryside executing innocents and using his facade to take advantage of young women — all for a hefty fee.  403 more words

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Witch Finders – Getting to the Roots of Sorcery

The Catholic Church began to outlaw the practice of witchcraft from as early as the 8th century. Between the years of 1450 and 1750, witch finders and hunters became responsible for bringing those accused of witchcraft to justice. 397 more words

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