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Jennet Stearne is a formidable heroine: brilliant, sharp-tongued, courageous.
Jennet Stearne, the daughter of Witchfinder-General Walter Stearne, is quick-witted, sharp-tongued, and hungry for knowledge.
Before long I realized that a woman born around 1678 dont ask me why, but I knew the main character had to be a woman would have lived through the great transition, and so The Last Witchfinder became the story of Jennet Stearne, who makes it her lifes mission to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of 1604.
The rest of the cast does a marvelous job as well, including Ian Ogilvy as the heroic Richard, Hilary Dwyer as a strong but very frightened Sarah and of course Robert Russell as the reprehensible and sadistic Stearne.
It is in this unpredictable atmosphere that Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price), otherwise known as the Witchfinder General, travels from town to town along with his assistant Stearne (Robert Russell).
Walter Stearne, the self-appointed "Witchfinder-General" who dominates the first third of the novel, systematically detects Satanists using such
Witchfinder General (1968) - Charged with hunting down witches in 17th-century England, royalist "witchfinder" Matthew Hopkins (Vincent Price) travels from village to village with his brutish assistant Stearne (Robert Russell), forcing confessions and torturing women who refuse to comply.
It's easy to see why Jennet Stearne calls her campaign against the 1604
Lieutenant Stearne, adjutant of the Thirty-sixth Ohio.
The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes
Joan Wallis of Keiston, 1646: Stearne says that she 'confessed the Devill came to her in the likenesse of a man in blackish cloathing, but had cloven feet'.
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