Essays Tagged: "Matthew Hopkins"

Political Catalysts of the Great Witch hunts of Early Modern Europe.

re was a huge rise in witchcraft convictions and several freelance witch hunters emerged, including Matthew Hopkins (the Witch-Finder General), all of which resulted in the worst period of witch hunti ...

(17 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Why was there such a large number of witch trails in the 17th Century?

ntracts with the devil so in turn had sold their souls to the devil, in return they would get power.Matthew Hopkins was the most successful and well known witch catcher in England in the 17th century. ...

(7 pages) 104 1 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Witchcraft

306). Despite these two varying definitions, English judges and the renowned "Witch-Finder General" Matthew Hopkins focused their attention on the malevolent witches and their evil deeds. Over a hundr ... ion on the malevolent witches and their evil deeds. Over a hundred witches were executed because of Matthew Hopkins' ambitious objective of finding evilness lurking among the populace. However, over a ...

(7 pages) 76 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History