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'Whistleblowing', see there.
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She never really wanted to be, but it was needs-must back in 1628, when her mother was hanged as a witch and the comely and innocent Bess was next on the list for Nathaniel Kilpeck, the Witchfinder of Wessex.
"Witchfinder General" Gill Rowlands was financed to the tune of pounds 374,106 - but the highly-paid barrister hardly had a thing to do.
Apparently Heather Mills McCartney was their original option but she might not have been recognised from a distance - just when you thought the practice of burning women who didn't conform to society's feminine ideal had gone out with the Witchfinder General.
It went on "Witchfinder General" Gill Rowlands and her staff of five.
But I am related to Matthew Hopkins, the Witchfinder General.'
Aside from Sheen, Tennant and Hamm as the Archangel Gabriel, there is a disorganised witchfinder played by Better Call Saul's Michael McKean.
Hundreds of people took part in Mistleys annual charity event, The Witchfinder Trail fun run, and the organisers have announced that thousands have been raised for a local charity.
Torquemada: In The Mind Of The Inquisitor is an interactive show that will see Dr Borrini take on the role of Witchfinder General - and his audience the unwitting witches.
"They tour the country like Witchfinder Generals in 17th century England, complete with thumbscrews, looking to cleanse councillors of disrespect," Councillor Doig said at a recent council meeting.
Despite the best efforts of our modern witchfinder generals to prove otherwise, Williamson has not been shown to have expressed hatred towards Jews, or even to have made a comment that could be interpreted as anti-semitic.
This film, along with The Witchfinder General and Blood on Satan's Claw, helped define the folk horror genre in the 1960s and '70s and they have spawned countless offspring.