Witches: A Century of Murder
E2 • A Century of Murder
Last of a two-part documentary series in which Dr Suzannah Lipscomb investigates the origins of the obsession for mass witch hunts and trials that swept the British Isles 400 years ago. Matthew Hopkins was an opportunistic young Puritan who seized the zeitgeist and profited greatly from denouncing hundreds of innocent people. Prepared to bend the rules and break the law if necessary, he enjoyed an enormous rise popularity, crowning it with his self-endowed title Witchfinder General - until he overreached himself.