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Matthew Hopkins' claim to fame is as the WITCHFINDER GENERAL in mid-17th Century England against the backdrop of the English Civil war. It is believed that he and his associates sent around 300 women to the gallows as witches in East Anglia during three years of activity, 60% of all convicted witches executed in England between the early 15th and late 18th centuries. He claimed to have the authority of Parliament to conduct such investigations and trials, though no such Office was devised by the English Parliament.
"Matthew Hopkins is perhaps the most notorious name in the history of English witchcraft, more commonly he was known as 'The Witch-Finder General'. Throughout his reign of terror 1645-1646, Hopkins acquired a feared and evil reputation as a ‘fingerman’ (informer), paid by local authorities to commit perjury. Together with his henchman and fellow ‘Witch-Pricker’ John Sterne, in just 14 months, Hopkins was responsible for the condemnations and executions of some 230 alleged witches, more than all the other witch-hunters that proliferated during the 160-year peak of the country’s witchcraft hysteria. 
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On 2 Jun 2017 at 21:55 GMT Sunny (Trimbee) Clark wrote:
On 2 Jun 2017 at 16:42 GMT Linda (Ortland) Larson wrote:
John Lowe a rector victim at age 80 Made me wonder if this could be the Catullus to family leaving for Bahamas! My search was a discovery as the word "Which "Lowe to "typo witch"!!!! LShare ideas with me I have been trying to find family of Matthew Lowes, however I doubt this family would name a Matthew after such a wicked man! https://chesterfieldpagans.org/about-paganism/talks-and-presentations/matthew-hopkins-witchfinder-general/