The Salem Witch Trials [infographic] | OUPblog
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
h-a-l-l-o-w-e-e-n: “ Old Burial Point Cemetery, where the “witches” hanged during the Salem Witch Trials are buried. (Thank you queen-elizabeth-thefirst for sending in this cool factoid!) ”
The Statue of Alice Nutter.
Alice Nutter of Roughlee, One of twelve marched in chains from the pendle area to Lancaster. One of eleven tried at Lancaster Casle and one of ten hanged. The crime "witchcraft"
This Day in History: Aug 19: In 1612 The "Samlesbury witches" & in 1692 The Salem witch trials
The Samlesbury witches were three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury – Jane Southworth, Jennet Bierley, and Ellen Bierley – accused by a 14-year-old girl, Grace Sowerbutts, of practising witchcraft. Their trial at Lancaster Assizes in England on 19 August 1612 was one in a series of witch trials held there over two days, among the most famous in English history. The trials were unusual for England at that time in two respects: Thomas Potts, the clerk to the court, published…
Quaker Meeting House
www.pem.org/visit/historic_houses The original Quaker Meeting House in Salem was built around 1688. The replica building seen here (Federal Garden area behind Phillips Library [the old Essex Institute, now Peabody Essex Museum]) was erected in 1865 to resemble a Post-Medieval or First Period structure. It may contain some of the original timber framing. The structure is interesting today as a very early example of an architectural re-creation. (Info from website given.)
The Witchcraft Trial of Rebecca Nurse
Rebecca Nurse was a 71-year-old grandmother and wife of a local artisan when she was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch Trials. Nurse was also the sister of accused witches, Mary Easty and
Bridget Bishop was the first person executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials in 1692. All together about 72 people were accused and tried. 20 were executed.