About Punishments for Witches in Salem
In the 17th century, New England was gripped by a fear of witches and acts of witchcraft. Women were identified as witches for a variety of reasons, most of which centered around odd or antisocial behavior or the accusations of townspeople, usually...
The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people .....
The judges applied an archaic form of punishment called peine forte et dure, ...
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.
Cases of Mary Easty, Sarah Good and Dorcas Good are included in the petitions, and decisions for Elizabeth How, George Jacobs, Mary Easty, George Burroughs, Giles Corey, Rebeccah Nurse, John Willard, Sarah Good, Martha Carrier, Samuel Wardwell and wife, John Proctor and... More »
Jul 27, 2012 ... ... is why any allusion to the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 is so effective. ... anyone
in Salem; burning was a medieval punishment not practiced in ...
The Salem Witch Museum's presents the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, one of the
most important and tragic events in American history.
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 ...
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
Salem Witch Trails (America, 1692 - 1693) on a map of America ... matters,
including that of administering capital punishment for violations of a spiritual