People believed that witches were around in the 17th century due to there being many rumours going around that old women who had black cats and had a cauldron were witches. For testing these rumours there were two methods that they used, swimming a witch and burning them alive. Swimming a witch was when they tied up the person that they thought was a witch and placed them on the water. If they floated they were a witch because the water didn't want witches in the water and later on they would be burnt alive. If they drowned they were innocent but they died anyway because nobody fetched them out the water. So basically if they were accused of being a witch they would die.
Witches were the agents of the devil, enemies of Jesus Christ, who were to be put to death if discovered.
shuuuuuush you nerds
It was spread by books and gossip.
they were burned alive
I'm not sure
Richard Mark Weisman has written: 'Witchcraft in seventeenth-century Massachusetts' 'Witchcraft, magic, and religion in 17th-century Massachusetts'
the past in the olden times
The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.The 17th century.
Most of the "so-called" witches were people who were wrongly accused of witchcraft, back in the 17'Th Century.
Those accused of witchcraft during the 17th century witch trials were all people from the low class. They would have worn dingy dresses that they hand made.
Yes, the puritans in the 17th century believed in the supernatural and the existence of witches.
The same as it ever was. A myth. A belief by the ignorant. Unfortunately it is still a belief by some people today
The rich became educated and found out the reason for crop failure, illness and diseases.
17th century Salem had a combination of isolation, lack of scientific knowledge, and a fear of outside change and influence that lead to witchcraft hysteria. Witches became the representation of a hidden evil or dangerous new idea that would corrupt the stability of the community.
1) Clergy was the law 2) fear of being hung or burned
The 17th Century
John Proctor was a farmer in Massachusetts. Living in the 17th century, he was married to three women. He was accused of witchcraft and hanged for it.
The 17th century comes before the 18th.
1678 is a date in the 17th century AD.
trace the growth of delhi from 17th century by
The 17th century started on Jan 1, 1601.
the role of an apothecary in 17th century England.
It is the 17th century. Looking at the number, 1600 years have gone, which is 16 centuries and it is 9 years into the next century, so it is the 17th century.