A fascinating post. I do wonder whether Matthew Hopkins, the Witch Finder General, really believed that the witches he “found” where (in truth) witches, or did he simply jump on a lucrative bandwagon? There is of course, at this distance in time no way of knowing.
It’s Halloween and that seems like a good excuse to share this post about some of the intriguing places in England with a history of witchcraft.
England has a long and varied history of witchcraft. As a tradition stretching back centuries, it is hardly surprising that there are a great variety of places that abound with legends, stories and histories about witchcraft, witches, persecution and execution. When researching the topic, I came across lots of interesting stories and made a long list of places that I’d love to visit. Some of them I have been lucky enough to visit although I would like to visit again one day. In fact, what I’d really like to do is go on a witchcraft tour of England – spending time in all these places. All offer something interesting and informative; some are fun and have more to do with legend, myth and fairy…
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