here is no name from the period of England's witch trials more infamous than that of Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled
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Sir Thomas Vaughan of Hergest was a Herefordshire landowner who fought for the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses. On 26th July in 1469 he was taken prisoner in the battle at Danesmore in Northamptonshire, near Edgecote Moor, when the Earl of Warwick's forces defeated those of King Edward IV. After the battle Sir Thomas was beheaded at Banbury, aged 69 years. Tradition says he was an evil man, although the lack of documentary evidence to back this up suggests that the the name 'Black Vaughan' may be a comment on his black hair, rather than his demeanour. Or, as with similar traditions, applied only after his death when certain 'events' began to happen.
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