The History of Leith

November 8, 2011

Witch-finder witch?

The exact number of witches executed by Hopkins and his assistant John Stearne cannot be precisely quantified. But in a paper published by Carol Buckley – ‘Orders of the Day’, she quotes Stearne as estimating that quote “as many as 200 were hanged. The statistics suggest that the East Anglia trials of 1644-1646 represented a major panic and were comparable to the European witch crazes of the late 16th – early 17th century” for more click here

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