WITCHFINDER GENERAL

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"Witchfinder General"

A portrait of Matthew Hopkins, 'The Celebrated Witch-finder' from the 1837 edition of The Discovery of Witches

Matthew Hopkins (c. 1620 – 12 August 1647) was an English witch-hunter whose career flourished during the English Civil War.

He claimed to hold the office of Witchfinder General, although that title was never bestowed by Parliament.

His activities mainly took place in East Anglia.

Hopkins' witch-finding career began in March 1644 and lasted until his retirement in 1647.

He and his associates were responsible for more people being hanged for witchcraft than in the previous 100 years, and were solely responsible for the increase in witch trials during those years. He is believed to have been responsible for the 

executions of over 100 alleged witches between the years 1644 and 1646.

 

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England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from "witches" in order to line his pockets and gain sexual favors. When Hopkins persecutes a priest, he incurs the wrath of Richard Marshall, who is engaged to the priest's niece. Risking treason by leaving his military duties, Marshall relentlessly pursues the evil Hopkins and his minion Stearne. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com> IMDb

 

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