Trial of the Huntingdon 9: the Witchfinder General in Huntingdon
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: The Cromwell Museum, Huntingdon
This year is the 375th anniversary of the visitation of one of the most sinister figures in 17th century history to Huntingdon, the infamous and self-styled ‘Witchfinder General’ Matthew Hopkins. In May 1646, several people from the county were accused, tried and found guilty of witchcraft; condemned, and executed. This display tells their story, and includes rarely seen contemporary documents relating to the accusations and a local clergyman's attempts to stop this persecution.
This display is free of charge, and open to visitors during normal Museum opening hours.Book Now Back to events