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Matthew Hopkins

(d. 1647) witch-finder


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(d. 1647),

the witch‐finder, who initiated many prosecutions, and procured a special judicial commission under which 60 women were hanged in Essex in one year, and many in Norfolk and Huntingdonshire. His The Discovery of Witches was published in 1647.

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