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he witchcraft trials, which lasted in England from the late 1500s to the early 1700s, are full of forteana. Take an event at Manningtree, Essex, on the night of 24 March 1645. Eight to 10 individuals – including the notorious witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins – had gathered

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