Essex (my home town) was notorious for witch trials. They happened everywhere, of course, but a man named Matthew Hopkins saw money to be made in keeping the hysteria at high levels as he received payment to rid towns of their troublesome folk.
In such feverish times weird stories were bound to do the rounds, and here are some of them:
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18 thoughts on “Local Essex History: True Weird Stories of the Witchfinder General – #OctoberFrights”
Loving the blog 🙂 Great fun!
Thank you so much!
Love, love, love local legends!
Me too! Every town you go to has its own bizarre tales waiting to be heard, it’s fascinating
What a terrible thing it was too. Here’s a post I did on the last witch burnt in Scotland – poor innocent woman.
It was. I’ll have a look thanks
I love everything witchy 🙂 So very interesting!!
Me too! I’m sure they would have been suspicious of us in times gone by
A fascinating subject, and video.
Oh thank you!
Another great post. You’ve rekindled my interest in witches.
Oh thank you so much!
Always found that part of history interesting. Sad but interesting. Hopping by for October Frights!
Definitely very interesting
I’m sure most modern women would be considered witches.
Oh God definitely
I just had to say happy belated birthday and happy halloween. My birthday was yesterday the 12th
Thanks, happy birthday to you too!