New: Working Paper Number 4 – by Dr Peter Elmer

We are pleased to announce the latest in our series of working papers. This new paper, ‘East Anglia and the Hopkins Trials, 1645-1647: a County Guide’, by Dr Peter Elmer, offers a county by county gazetteer of seventeenth-century witch trials. It offers new perspectives on the role and significance of Matthew Hopkins, and locates the trials within the broader context of attempts by puritan minorities to rid the country of perceived enemies.

The link to the full paper can be found under┬áthe ‘working papers’ tab, by scrolling down the list.