The witch hunts that left a nation traumatized – BBC News BBC Homepage

The witch hunts that left a nation traumatized BBC

By Penny Dale The Comb podcast 44 minutes ago Photo credit, ANEKED image caption, Fatou Terema Jeng was delighted to see her portraits at the “We Are Not Done” exhibition For 22 years, Gambians lived under the sway of former President Yahya Jammeh, whose rule was marred by allegations of human rights abuses, including murders, … Read more

Salem’s last witch, pardoned 329 years after her death sentence

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Reading time: 2 min — Spotted on The Guardian Hundreds were accused of sorcery, and of the inhabitants of Salem and its environs, twenty persons were executed, women and men, sent to the gallows, the last recalcitrant having been crushed by stones. It was in 1692, in Salem Village, now renamed Danvers, Massachusetts, that the … Read more

“The Witch Hunt Has Developed Like Fake News” – Swiss Catholic Portal

The Witch Hunt Has Developed Like Fake News – Swiss

Recent steps aim to rehabilitate witches and wizards executed in past centuries. A rather positive movement, according to the Vaudois medievalist Martine Ostorero, but which must be accompanied by a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of witch hunts, and an awareness that these mechanisms are still relevant. A Bill in the Scottish Parliament should be … Read more

Witch hunts in Scotland: after being hunted down and killed, the victims in the process of rehabilitation

“Between the 16th and 18th centuries in Scotland, around 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft. 84% were women,” says Claire Mitchell, a 50-year-old lawyer. In total, more than 2,500 people were executed for witchcraft, mostly strangled and then burned, after confessions extracted under torture. “They were kept from sleeping for days […] and they confessed … Read more

Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries soon to be officially exonerated in Scotland

Victims of witch hunts between the 16th and 18th centuries

Nine women are burned for witchcraft on a riverbank in Dumfries, Scotland (April 13, 1659). MARY EVANS PICTURE LIBRARY / PHOTONONSTOP EThey were accused of spoiling the crops, of changing into animals to commit their misdeeds, even of dancing with the devil. In Europe, between the sixteenthand and the XVIIIand century, thousands of women and, … Read more

All Sorcery Scroll Locations (Witch Sellen) – GameSpot

The Witch Sellen is an NPC selling Ring of Elden which will provide tarnished ones wishing to master the arcane arts with new sorcery spells in exchange for runes. When the protagonist first encounters her, the number of sorceries she sells is somewhat limited. However, by finding three sorcery scrolls hidden on the world map … Read more