Witch Trials in Europe and North America

I’m a big fan of history, as many Pagans are, so this week we’re going to look at a few key incidents in “witchy history.” Let’s take a moment to look at the “burning times,” which is the name applied to the European witch hunts – and which may not have involved as many victims as once thought. We’ll also talk about the Pendle witch trials in England, and the Hartford trial that was a precursor to the hysteria of Salem in 1692.

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Salem Witch Trials  
The Salem witch trials of 1692 are pretty well-known – but many people get the facts wrong. Let’s look at five things you may not know about Salem.

There are more parts to this article by Patti Wigington on About.com. If you click on the link above it will take you to them.


4 thoughts on “Witch Trials in Europe and North America

      1. The Physic Book Of Deliverance Dane is a wonderful fictional book on the suffering women went through surfing that time. It is well written with accurate accounts. The author is a relation of the main charter in the book. I cried many times while reading it out of empathy.

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