White Sabbath (2022) is a fictional collection of poems by the English witchfinder, Matthew Hopkins (c. 1620-1647), and comments by the bloody judge, George Jeffreys (1645-1689). It is based in part on the book that Hopkins published in 1647, The Discovery of Witches. Hopkins and his assistant, John Stearne, were featured in the 1968 horror film, Witchfinder General, which was released in the U.S. as The Conqueror Worm.
In the first half of the book, Hopkins responds to questions that are put to him by a critic of his work. Jeffreys provides comments on the questions and the replies that are made by Hopkins.
In the second half of the book, Hopkins presents poems on various topics. Some of the poems included in this section are “Vinegar Tom,” “The Mark of the Devil” and “A Witch in the Stocks.”
White Sabbath is 54 pages long and costs $9.99. Order your copy today at the Lulu Bookstore.