BBC RADIO 4: WOMAN'S HOUR: Beth Underdown

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Description

Beth Underdown's debut novel is based on the life of the 1640's witch-finder Matthew Hopkins. The story is narrated by Matthew's fictional sister, Alice, who is forced against her will to help Hopkins in identifying and prosecuting witches. Hopkins' instigated witch trials which led to the death of at least one hundred women across Eastern England. Beth joins Jenni to talk about collective madness, witches, women's rights and a particularly turbulent period in English history.

Period5 Jan 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleWoman's Hour
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 4
    Media typeRadio
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/01/18
    DescriptionBeth Underdown's debut novel is based on the life of the 1640's witch-finder Matthew Hopkins. The story is narrated by Matthew's fictional sister, Alice, who is forced against her will to help Hopkins in identifying and prosecuting witches. Hopkins' instigated witch trials which led to the death of at least one hundred women across Eastern England. Beth joins Jenni to talk about collective madness, witches, women's rights and a particularly turbulent period in English history.
    URLwww.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09k0nmt
    PersonsBeth Underdown

Keywords

  • creative writing
  • literature
  • history
  • witches