Photo: William A. Crafts Vol. They were among 20 who were killed as a result of the hysteria that took place in the New England village of Salem where fear of demonic possession struck panic among the Puritans and led to more than accusations against anyone suspected of witchcraft.
July 31, - 23 year old Patience Sampson, a Native American, was hanged at York, in Maine for the murder of 8 year old Benjamin Trot, whom she had hurled down a well where he drowned. She was the second woman in this state, a Mrs. She was the youngest girl to be executed in America, at just 12 years and 9 months old.
Burning at the stake. Men who were convicted of high treason were hanged, drawn and quartered but this was not deemed acceptable for women as it would have involved nudity. High Treason included such offences as counterfeiting money and "coining" the clipping of coins for pieces of silver and gold which were melted down to produce counterfeit coinspossession of coining equipment and colouring base metal coins to pass them off as of higher value.
Historians believe the accused witches were victims of mob mentality, mass hysteria and scapegoating. The Salem Witch Trials began in January ofafter a group of girls began behaving strangely and a local doctor ruled that they were bewitched. The girls then accused a local slave, Tituba, and two other women of bewitching them. When Tituba was arrested a few days later, confessed she was a witch and stated there were other witches in Salem, the colonists panicked and began a massive witch hunt to find these other witches.
And everyone who will try to help and hide a witch will be sentenced to whip lashes! I had to use the new non-official witcher textures packs for G3F, hope you like it! And yes, I know that in the game, they prefer the burning, but well, I think it's sexy that way, rather than burned skin!
Village boys sometimes snuck under the gallows, to get a better view. This time they got a spectacular sight. Add a Comment:.
Townspeople, fearful of the devil, began accusing men and women of witchcraft, putting them on trial. They eventually hanged 19 and pressed one to death. Now, researchers have finally the pinpointed the location of their execution - not the aptly named 'gallow hill', but an area called Proctor's ledge.