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...
When citizens were being accused, there were only two directions for them to
take; they could plead guilty or innocent. The majority of the people under ...
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 ...
Aug 13, 2014 ... Rampant fear among the Puritans in the New England village of Salem sparked
attacks against anyone who was suspected of witchcraft.
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
Feb 29, 2016 ... Colonists accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials did not have a ... The
irony is that none of the accused Salem witches who confessed ...
Salem Witch Trails (America, 1692 - 1693) on a map of America ... matters,
including that of administering capital punishment for violations of a spiritual
The witch hysteria in Salem began in January 1692. ... witches were burned but
in England and the North American colonies the punishment was hanging).
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
Jul 27, 2012 ... Rhetoric is only as potent as its source material; this is why any allusion to the
Salem Witch Trials of 1692 is so effective. What comes ...