WITCHFINDER is a dark period drama and tells the story of John Stearne, an ordinary village blacksmith exiled from the Kingdom of Heaven and cursed to walk the earth fighting Satan’s works in the hope of finding redemption.  His quest begins when he finds himself at the heart of the instigation of a witch trial. By the time he realises that he has made a terrible mistake more than twenty women are dead because of him and he has lost everything, including his faith.  Cut off from society and tortured by guilt, he wanders the land seeking to fight the “real” influence of Satan, dogged every step of the way by his erstwhile assistant, the monster he has created, the vicious Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins. Between the years of 1644 and 1646 Hopkins and his gang were responsible for the torture, hanging and burning of over 300 innocent women. 

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