What Options Did an Accused Witch Have in Salem?
Colonists accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials did not have a lot of options. Salem was ruled by English law at the time which dictated that if a grand jury handed up a "true bill,&quo
'The Hanging Judge' Samuel Sewall Repents | Footnote to History
The convictions of Samuel Sewall and their consequences in Salem — 20 persons put to death — earned him a bleak reputation as "the Hanging Judge."
Magazine Monitor: Caption Competition
Winning entries in the Caption Competition. The competition is now closed. Full rules can be seen here [PDF]. This week, the Grim Reaper rides in a motorised coffin in Salem,...
In Salem, Massachusetts in 1692, Lieutenant Governor William Stoughton sent nineteen victims to the gallows - an example of the dangerous combination of mass hysteria and an unjust judicial system. Read more about him in our book Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues by Paul M. Martin.
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The Historic Hawthorne Hotel, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, maintains this blog to help us keep in touch with our guests, our staff, and our community, as well as to document interesting and unusual happenings here at the Hotel, as well as in Salem. To get to our website, go to www.HawthorneHotel.com. Do you want to 'follow' us on TWITTER? Go to www.Twitter.com and sign up to follow HawthorneHotel. Or friend us on FaceBook for even more information. Juli Lederhaus, General Manager