Niall Ferguson’s Networld

Witch Hunts: Where "Fake News" Began

Clip: 03/17/2020 | 3m 38s  | Video has closed captioning.

In the 1600s, self-proclaimed witch hunter Matthew Hopkins stirred public panic with his book "The Discovery of Witches," as competing Catholics and Protestants sought to attract new followers by demonstrating their power to expose and capture "witches."

Aired: 03/17/20

Rating: NR

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