Friday, 4 March 2011

News: Witch trial diary goes online

A 17th Century notebook describing what happened when Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins tried, tortured, convicted and hanged "a coven of witches" has been scanned and the pages put online at John Rylands University Library, according to a story on BBC News.

You can read the chronicle, by puritan writer Nehemiah Wallington, here: http://chiccmanchester.wordpress.com/

You can read the news story here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-12634095

Other links and previous related posts:
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/03/review-witchcraft-very-short.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2009/10/review-haxan-witchcraft-through-ages.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2010/07/history-of-pendle-witches-their-magic.html
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/03/us-britain-witch-killings-notebook-idUSTRE7225RP20110303
http://www.library.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/name-100897-en.htm
http://rylibweb.man.ac.uk/insight/rylands_coll.htm

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