Trial by ordeal was an ancient judicial practice by which the guilt or innocence of
the accused was determined by subjecting them to an unpleasant, usually
dangerous experience. Classically, the tes...
Mar 18, 2014 ... From barbaric tortures and occult dessert dishes to unwinnable trials by ordeal,
find out more about seven unusual tests once used as evidence ...
Mar 1, 2010 ... Today is a rather painful day in American history - the day the first three accused
women were brought before the court in the Salem Witch ...
The history of witchcraft in Britain is a dark one, brimming with trials, persecution
and torture, which claimed the lives of hundreds of innocent men and women ...
First, the accused might be asked to pass a test, like reciting the Lord's Prayer.
This seems simple enough. But the young girls who attended the trial were
Aug 5, 2012 ... The infamous "touch test" as it was used in the Salem Witch Trials. From the film "
Salem Witch Hunt - Examine the Evidence". With Brain ...
Although there were literally thousands of witch trials throughout the 16th and
17th Centuries (usually referred to as the Early Modern Period), mainly in Europe
The infamous “touch test” was also used in Andover, whereby if a blindfolded
accused witch calmed the fits of an afflicted person by laying on her hands, then ...
Oct 31, 2014 ... It's a look copied mostly from the Wicked Witch of the West in the 1939 ... Most
accused witches were old, poor and “crone-like”. ... Touch tests.
Aug 15, 2012 ... British attitudes to witchcraft during the Tudor era tended to be less ... One
common test was 'swimming the witch'; in a village pond test, the ...