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Witch Trials – Witch Hunts

Absalon, Anna Pedersdotter

Absalon, Anna Pedersdotter

ABSALON, ANNA PEDERSDOTTER (?–1590). The victim of perhaps the single most famous witchcraft accusation made in Scandinavia, Anna was the ...
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Antide Colas

Antide Colas

Colas, Antide (d. 1599) was a woman accused of Witchcraft and having sex with Satan. Arrested and tried at Dole, ...
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Arras witches

Arras witches

Arras witches (1459-1460) A mass witch hunt in Arras, northern France. The accused were brutally tortured and promised their lives, ...
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Bamberg Witches

Bamberg Witches

Bamberg Witches : At the center of the worst witch tortures and trials in Germany was Bamberg, a small state ...
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Bargarran Witches

Bargarran Witches

Bargarran Witches (1696-1697) Scottish witchcraft hysteria started by a girl. The case bears similarities to the Warboys Witches and to ...
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Bury St. Edmonds Witches

Bury St. Edmonds Witches

Bury St. Edmonds Witches Of the various witch trials of Suffolk, England, conducted in Bury St. Edmonds during the 17th ...
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Butters, Mary

Butters, Mary

Mary Butters (late 18th-early 19th centuries) : An attempt to cure a cow of bewitchment with white Magic ended in ...
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Chelmsford witches

Chelmsford witches

Chelmsford witches Four major witch trails in the 16th-17th centuries that resulted in numerous convictions and executions. The first trial ...
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Cole , Eunice

Cole , Eunice

EuniceCole (17th century) was a New Hampshire woman accused repeatedly of witchcraft, who was staked like a vampire when she ...
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Duny, Amy

Duny, Amy

Amy Duny (17th century) A Connecticut nanny accused of cursing the infant under her care. Amy Duny was an old ...
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Fian, John

Fian, John

JohnFian (?— 1591 ) A young schoolmaster in Saltpans, Scotland, in the late 16th century, Dr. John Fian was the ...
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Flade, Dietrich

Flade, Dietrich

Dietrich Flade (?–1589). Probably the highest-ranking victim of any witch-hunt in European history, Flade was a prominent citizen of Trier, ...
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Graves, William

Graves, William

WilliamGraves (17th century) Connecticut man accused of witchcraft over a dispute with his daughter and son-in-law. Though no legal action ...
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Greensmith, Rebecca

Greensmith, Rebecca

Rebecca Greensmith (17th century) Hartford, Connecticut, woman accused of witchcraft, who confessed and was executed. Rebecca Greensmith and her third ...
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Gruber, Bernardo

Gruber, Bernardo

BernardoGruber (17th century) German trader accused of sorcery by Pueblo Indians in northern New Mexico. Bernardo Gruber was imprisoned. He ...
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Hawkins, Jane

Hawkins, Jane

JaneHawkins (17th century) Massachusetts midwife and healer expelled on suspicions of witchcraft in the delivery of a deformed, stillborn fetus ...
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Hertford Witches

Hertford Witches

Hertford Witches (d. 1606) Two women executed for crimes committed by witchcraft in royston, England. Joan Harrison and her daughter ...
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Hibbins, Ann

Hibbins, Ann

Ann Hibbins (d. 1656) was a prominent Boston woman convicted of witchcraft and executed. Her chief crime as a witch ...
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