Matthew Hopkins, Witch Finder General
Matthew Hopkins (ca. 1620 - 1647) was an English witchhunter whose career flourished in the time of the English Civil War. He held, or claimed to hold, the office of "Witch-finder General", though this was not a title ever bestowed by Parliament, and conducted witch-hunts in the counties of Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and other eastern counties of England. HPG/8/2/1 (xxxviii)
© Mary Evans Picture Library/HARRY PRICE
Polo match by electric light
A polo match played by electric light at the Ranelagh Club. The game did not begin until ten o'clock in the evening. The ILN writes that, '.the light, when thrown upon the players, lent such a strange and weird appearance the scene'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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At the Moscow State Circus, a male acrobat skilfully balances a female acrobat on his forehead. Presumably she is going to spin around in the strange metal contraption!
© Mary Evans Picture Library/ANDREW BESLEY
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