Thursday 28 February 2013

BBC: The Real Witch Hunters and Witch Quiz

The BBC's website has a couple of interesting new things about historic witch hunts.

First, on the BBC History page, there is a feature called "The real witch hunters: Hopkins and Stearne". Following the release of the movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, this article is about 17th century Matthew Hopkins and John Stearne who persecuted women for witchcraft:

Second, you can take part in a quiz to see if you would have been accused of being a witch if you had lived a few hundred years ago. It is by Professor Owen Davies, who also wrote America Bewitched, which I reviewed earlier today. You can try out the quiz here:

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