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.