Salem witch trials victims

"Some historians have estimated that the total number of people tortured + killed was upwards of half a million." 500,000--the majority of whom were female children, widows, and seniors. Killed for no other reason than "she's a witch!!" After reading this, I'm going to get the phrase tattooed on me: "We are the daughters of the witches you couldn't burn"

"Some historians have estimated that the total number of people tortured + killed was upwards of half a million." 500,000--the majority of whom were female children, widows, and seniors. Killed for no other reason than "she's a witch!!" After reading this, I'm going to get the phrase tattooed on me: "We are the daughters of the witches you couldn't burn"

The Salem Award honors the memory of those condemned during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.

The Salem Award honors the memory of those put to death during the Salem Witch Trials of Several others were convicted, but escaped death, including my gggg-grandmother.

Salem witch trials: The LYNCHING of Women whose land people in power wanted to take. Or... a woman who used herbs to cure, was a midwife, was older, was unfamiliar. Women were hung for having cats. - We'd all be on fire these days.

Salem Witch Trials

"Execution of Mrs." Description: Often used as an illustration of the Salem witch trails, this illustration depicts the execution of Ann Hibbins on Boston Commons in 1886

Statue of Alice Nutter in Roughlee, Pendle, Lancashire, England. Alice was tried, convicted, and executed as one of the Pendle Witches in 1612.

Magick Wicca Witch Witchcraft: Statue of Alice Nutter in Roughlee, Pendle…

The Salem Witch Trials took place in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1692-1693. Historians believe the accused witches were victims of mob mentality, mass hysteria and scapegoating. The Salem Witch Trials began in January of 1692, after a group of girls began behaving strangely and a local doctor ruled that they were bewitched. The girls then accused a local slave, Tituba, and two other women of bewitching them. When Tituba was arrested a few days later, confessed she was a…

The Salem Witch Trials Victims: Who Were They?

Gravestone in memory of the innocence killed during the Salem witch trials .. 1692

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in Colonial Massachusetts between Feb. 1692 and May The trials resulted in executions of twenty people, most of them women.

"The Sheriff brought the witch up the broad aisle, her chains clanking as she stepped." illustration of Rebecca Nurse by Freeland A. Carter published in "The Witch of Salem, or Credulity Run Mad" by John R. Musick circa 1893. #salemwitchtrials

The Trial of Rebecca Nurse

Salem Witch Trial: Rebecca Nurse illustration by Freeland Carter, circa 1893

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her coloni

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