Matthew Hopkins English Witchhunter

Frontispiece from Matthew Hopkins' The Discovery of Witches (1647), showing witches identifying their familiar spirits

Frontispiece from Matthew Hopkins’ The Discovery of Witches (1647), showing witches identifying their familiar spirits

Matthew Hopkins (c. 1620 – 12 August 1647) was an English witchhunter whose career flourished during the time of the English Civil War. He claimed to hold the office of Witchfinder General, although that title was never bestowed by Parliament. His witchhunts mainly took place in the eastern counties of Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk, and occasionally in Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, and Huntingdonshire.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Hopkins

Witch-hunting
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Witch_hunting

Witch Trials
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Witch_trials

 

 

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