Matthew Hopkins

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  • Matthew Hopkins - Witch finder general
    • Who was he?
      • a 'Witch General' who would hunt down suspicious witches.
    • Beliefs
      • Radical Protestant/ Puritan
      • believed that witches would have a cat, a large dog or a spider
        • If they had a third ******, mole or wart, they have a connection to the devil
    • Methods
      • The accused witches were stripped naked and shaved to see whether they had moles, warts or extra ******s
    • Describe him...
      • do anything to prove that innocent women were seen as witches
        • when drowning them, he would lift the rope so that no one would sink (trial by cold water)

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