The Witchfinders General: who were the contemporaries of Matthew Hopkins?

On Friday 26th October, we are taking the Ashmolean Museum back to a dark period of English history as we conduct a 17th Century witch trial as part of the critically-acclaimed Spellbound exhibition. But although Matthew Hopkins, the notorious ‘Witchfinder General’ is undoubtedly the most famous witch-hunter, he was by no means alone. The practice was relatively rare…