Elizabeth Clarke

Standard Name: Clarke, Elizabeth


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EI situates her own writing among the devotional discourse current at the time. Among opening quotations from the Bible and prayer book, she copied a poem which G. Ellis copied in 1605, with only...


25 March 1645
In the first case of witchcraft managed by Matthew Hopkins , Elizabeth Clarke of Manningtree in Essex (who had probably been deprived of sleep during interrogation) confessed to using familiars.