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When did the witch hunts happen?

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In the late 16th century and beginning of the 17th century.

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Do witch hunts still happen?

Not in UK and if anywhere else, then not to the extreme level that it was in medieval times!!


What are some examples of modern day witch hunts?

There are witch hunts in part of Sub-Saharan Africa. India is another place that still practices witch hunts. In 2010, India had an 150 and 200 women killed during witch hunts.


Are there witch hunts now?

There are actual witch hunts going on today in some parts of the world, though the people of the rest of the world know better than to hunt for actual witches. There are things metaphorically called witch hunts going on today in parts of the world where people know better than to hunt for actual witches. Sometimes the things metaphorically called witch hunts are worse. There is a link to an article on witch hunts below.


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In Plilibelpia!


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a person employed to carry out witch-hunts and identify witches.


What is the origin of the phrase 'witch hunt'?

Witch hunt actually originates from with hunts in past centuries. From 1480 to 1750 is considered the classical period of witch hunts. The last executions happened in the 18th century.


Who started the 1892 witch hunts?

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Where were witch hunts held in colonial America?

Salem, Massachusetts


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Old Salem, Massachussetts.


What were some of the causes of witch hunts?

Innocent people are accused


Was there an official apology made by church for witch hunts?

No, there wasn't.


What country was the Salem witch hunt in?

The Salem witch hunts happened in the English colony of Massachusetts, in what is now the USA.