Mathew Hopkins, Witchfinder General.
by Kerry Butters
Mathew Hopkins, Witchfinder General. 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. Find out his story here.