Witchcraft

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Who was Matthew Hopkins?
He was a witch finder general in 1645.
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How did he torture suspects?
Left them standing & forced to walk until feet blistered. Didn't let them sleep. Humiliated them by ********* them naked.
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What was witchcraft?
A crime that consisted of women using magical charms and herbal remedies, causing curses or killing people. They used potions and contacted the devil.
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Why did people believe there was witches?
Because there was a book written about them by King James, they didn't understand it, the King believed it, it was an easy scapegoat for social, economic and political problems.
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What were the stereotypical signs of a witch?
Birthmark, mole or freckles - devils mark. Talked to themselves. Had familiars (suspicious animals).
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How were witches detected?
The ***** test which consisted of being *****ed with a needle, if they didn't blink, bleed or flinch they were a witch. Ducking stool - if they drowned they weren't a witch, if they floated they were.
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Who were believed to be witches?
Widows, women, midwives, elderly women and healers
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How where witches punished?
They would be hanged or burnt alive.
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