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Witchfinder General by Ronald Bassett.pdf

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Descriptions : England is at war with itself br br While bitter battles rage between King and Parliament local magistrates have power and less accountability than ever before br br Taking advantage of the tense atmosphere and lax prosecution procedures Matthew Hopkins an insignificant lawyer and self appointed Witchfinder General travels across East Anglia accusing the aged the confused and the poor of satanic crimes against their neighbours br br With every innocent death his purse grows heavier as he satisfies his lust for power br br But his dealings with one particular young woman make him a powerful enemy in the form of Ralph Margery a captain in Cromwells army who is determined to put a stop to Hopkins reign of terror br br In this tense and chilling novel Ronald Basset brings to life the nightmarish figure of Matthew Hopkins a man responsible for the deaths of than women and who almost single handedly caused people to be hanged for witchcraft in two years than in the whole of the previous century br br Witchfinder General is a gripping historical thriller set during the massively tumultuous period of the English Civil War br br A catalogue of horror Eastern Daily Press br br There is a degree of authenticity that makes the blood run cold Cambridge News br br Ronald Bassett April March was a prolific British writer of historical fiction sometimes writing under the pseudonym William Clive His other titles include Amorous Trooper Blood of an Englishman and Kill the Stuart In Witchfinder General was adapted into a horror film starring Vincent Price

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