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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Digitisation uncovers Suffolk witches (UK)

Digitisation uncovers Suffolk witches (UK)"A 350-year-old notebook describing the execution of innocent women for 'consorting with the Devil' has been published online by The University of Manchester's John Rylands library as part of the JISC funded Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care project. The notebook was written by Puritan writer Nehemiah Wallington who describes how a supposed coven of witches lived in the Suffolk village of Manningtree. Unfortunately for them, Manningtree was also home to the Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, notorious for his brutality against women"

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