The History of Witchcraft in Europe and America

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There can be few examples of cruelty and superstition so sadistic in history as that of the treatment of so-called ‘witches’, usually older women living alone who were burnt, mutilated, drowned and crushed as agents of the Devil. This article details the ways in which ‘witches’ were viewed at different times in history and the terrible punishments used to destroy them (1,750 words).

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