Once upon a time, an elderly woman with one leg was minding her own business when a group of people bust into the shack she called a home and accused her of being a witch!
She is stripped of her clothes and forced to go without sleep for days. This is the first horrible action of Matthew Hopkins, the man known as the Witchfinder General, on the 140th episode of Sunday Morning Coffee with Jeff.
Show notes and links:
- Bloody Britain – The Witchfinder General – TV Documentary (youtube.com)
- Matthew Hopkins, The Witchfinder General on Vimeo (vimeo.com)
- This link has no title (archive.org)
- Journal of the witchfinder general opened up (telegraph.co.uk)
- The Historical Significance of Matthew Hopkins: England’s ‘Witchfinder General’ (luthercollege.edu)
- Devil marks, drownings and death: The story of the Witchfinder General in Essex (culture24.org.uk)
- Money Hungry Witch Hunter – Forgotten Assholes of History (youtube.com)