02.43 - The Hunt Begins

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Summary: Matthew Hopkins, the infamous Witch-Finder General, begins his campaign through south-eastern England, as we discuss the opening accusations of the greatest and deadliest witch hunt in English history. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate This episode primarily makes use of the following texts: - Gaskill, Malcolm, Witchfinders: A Seventeenth Century English Tragedy, (2005) - Levack, Brian, ‘State-Building and Witch-Hunting’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 - Purkiss, DIane, The English Civil War: A People's History, (2007) - Jackson, Louise, ‘Witches, Wives and Mothers: Witchcraft Persecution and Women’s Confessions in Seventeenth-Century England’, in Oldridge, Darren (ed.), The Witchcraft Reader, 2002 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices