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Rebecca Towne (1621-1692) My 10th Grt-Gmother, through James Burgess and Carmelia Mariah Pulsipher Line!

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8 Short-Lived Religious Manias That We're Lucky Didn't Stick Around

The first witch to have her fate decided by the Court of Oyer and Terminer was Bridget Bishop, although she was one of the last people arrested. Bishop's most evil spell was to instill in the men of Salem the deadly sin of Lust, because she was an attractive young woman who flouted the Puritan morals by dressing in a modest black dress with a scarlet bodice. Her shape visited the men of Salem village in the middle of the night and beckoned them toward sin.

The first witch to have her fate decided by the Court of Oyer and Terminer was Bridget Bishop, although she was one of the last people arrested. Bishop's most evil spell was to instill in the men of Salem the deadly sin of Lust, because she was an attractive young woman who flouted the Puritan morals by dressing in a modest black dress with a scarlet bodice. Her shape visited the men of Salem village in the middle of the night and beckoned them toward sin.

"The Sheriff brought the witch up the broad aisle, her chains clanking as she stepped." illustration of Rebecca Nurse by Freeland A. Carter published in "The Witch of Salem, or Credulity Run Mad" by John R. Musick circa 1893. #salemwitchtrials

The Trial of Rebecca Nurse

Timeline of the Salem Witch Trials

Timeline of the Salem Witch Trials

"Accused of Witchcraft" young girl accused of witchcraft clings to her father

Salem Massachusetts House of Seven Gables -  Authentic Witch House

Salem Massachusetts House of Seven Gables - Samuel Wardwell (My Great Grandfather) was one of the last people hung in the Salem witch trials. He was hired as a carpenter to work on this house when it was being built

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer

When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: S

"The Trial Of Giles Corey" Illustration by Charles Reinhardt, circa 1878. #salemwitchtrials

The Curse of Giles Corey

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