Edition-1 15th July 1645
Hopkins spotted miss Clarke talking to herself on the night before she was taken under arrest. According to Mr Hopkins she seemed to be muttering something under her breath. After Matthew went over and arrested Elizabeth he kept her awake for four days and nights. Soon enough Hopkins managed to get Clarke tell him that she had been talking to the devil. When asked what he looked like she replied "A lot better looking than you." After this Hopkins is convinced that Clarke has seen the Devil. He also claims to have seen a few of her evil helper such as 'Vinegar Tom', a dog with a bulls head which can take the shape of a baby and fly around the room. Matthew Hopkins is a very well-known Witchfinder General and is awarded 20 shillings for every witch he brings to trial.
"I found thee, Elizabeth Clarke, guilty of being a witch." There was an up-roar in court as he gave the sentence. A sentence of being hung from a rope around her neck.
By Amy Eager