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A History of Witchcraft Persecutions


Dozens of condemned witches in the North Berwick area were burned at the stake in what would be the largest witch-hunt in British history. By 1597, James ...

The war on witches | History Extra


Oct 21, 2010 ... Charlotte Hodgman talks to Owen Davies about nine places associated with the witch hunts that saw hundreds put to death across early ...

Witches in the dock: 10 of Britain's most infamous witch trials ...


Owen Davies lifts the lid on 10 of Britain's most infamous witch trials... This article first featured in the December 2012 issue of BBC History Magazine. Saturday ...

Early Modern Period - History of Witchcraft - Witchcraft


Although the Inquisition began in the late Medieval Period, it was during the Early Modern period that the witch hunt in Europe began in earnest, beginning with ...

The Witch Trials - Witchcraft


Although there were literally thousands of witch trials throughout the 16th ... had a long history as a method of punishment for crimes such as treason and heresy.

Common Errors about Witch Hunts - King's College


Oct 31, 2001 ... Ten Common Errors and Myths about the Witch Hunts, Corrected and Commented by Brian A. Pavlac, Ph.D., Professor of History. Buy the Book ...

A Brief History of the Salem Witch Trials | History | Smithsonian


Oct 23, 2007 ... The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing ...

Historian investigates the history of witchcraft prosecution | Stanford ...


Nov 1, 2011 ... Study of Fifteenth Century Criminal Records Reveals the Origins of the Witch- Hunt A dark but iconic moment in U.S. history, the Salem witch ...

The Witch Trials in Europe - A World History Encyclopedia


The Background to the Witch Trials. From the late 15th century to the late 18th century a wave of persecution washed across parts of Europe. Tens of thousands  ...

The Witch Hunts, The Burning Times


The witch hunts were an eruption of orthodox Christianity's vilification of women, " the ..... The Dark Side of Christian History reveals, in painstaking detail, the ...

A witch-hunt is a search for people labelled "witches" or evidence of witchcraft, often involving moral panic or mass hysteria. The classical period of witchhunts in  ... More »
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Salem Witch Trials - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com


Find out more about the history of Salem Witch Trials, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on ...

Before Salem, the First American Witch Hunt - History in the Headlines


Oct 31, 2012 ... Thirty years before the infamous Salem witch trials, a witch hunt hysteria swept through another colonial New England town.

Episode 55: Witch-hunting in Early Modern Europe | 15 Minute History


Oct 1, 2014 ... Guest: Brian Levack, John E. Green Regents Professor in History, University of Texas at Austin. Stories of witches and witch-hunting in early ...