Essex: Beth Underdown’s new book on Manningtree’s Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins – What’s on – Ipswich Star

Glamorous business, this writing life? Not always. Beth Underdown is two sleeps away from the publication of her first novel – she’s been counting – but this is not the time to sit back with a glass of something sparkling.

It’s the evil and self-styled Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, who’s bringing her 200 miles south-east. The man who thrived during the instability of the Civil War years, and is believed to be responsible for the deaths of 300 or so innocent women in less than three years, conducted most of his witch-hunts in Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire.

Source: Essex: Beth Underdown’s new book on Manningtree’s Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins – What’s on – Ipswich Star

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