The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people
accused of ..... The judges applied an archaic form of punishment called peine
forte et dure, in which stones were piled o...
Mar 18, 2014 ... As part of the infamous “swimming test,” accused witches were dragged to the ...
During the Salem Witch Trials, the accused sorcerer George ...
Although there were literally thousands of witch trials throughout the 16th and
17th ... It was also used as a punishment for witchcraft during this period,
although it was ... particularly with the famous outbreak of witch hysteria in Salem
Oct 23, 2007 ... The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 .....
fears of "evil" (however defined) by finding guilty parties to punish.
The witch hysteria in Salem began in January 1692. ... witches were burned but
in England and the North American colonies the punishment was hanging).
The afflicted person makes a complaint to the Magistrate about a suspected witch
. The complaint is sometimes made through a third person. 2. The Magistrate ...
An account of the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692. ... two sons-in-law, Corey
refused to stand for trial. The penalty for such a refusal was peine et fort, or
Oct 29, 2012 ... Leviticus prescribes the punishment. Witches and wizards “shall surely be put to
death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be ...
Giles Corey was pressed to death on September 19, 1692 in Salem Village for ...
Before Giles was accused, his wife Martha Corey was accused of witchcraft. ... no
law permitting pressing, and the Puritans considered it barbarous punishment.
Aug 19, 2015 ... The Salem Witch Trials took place in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay ... to the
book The Societal History of Crime and Punishment in America:.