The Salem witch trials occurred in colonial Massachusetts between 1692 and 1693. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft—the Devil’s magic—and 20 were executed.Oct 23, 2007
In January 1692 mass hysteria erupted in Salem Village, Massachusetts, when the specter of witchcraft was raised after several young girls became unaccountably ill.
Salem Village, now part of Danvers, Massachusetts, is now a historic district that encompasses a collection of properties from the early settlers. The village, located about 5-7 miles north of Salem Towne’s meeting house, grew and developed its own identity and separate interests in the early years of settlement.
|Salem Village Historic District|
|Coordinates||42°34′0″N 70°57′38″WCoordinates: 42°34′0″N 70°57′38″W|
No. The Salem witch trials were held in the colony of Salem, now located in the state of Massachusetts, on the opposite side of America.
Roughly 60 years after the trials, what had been Salem Village changed its name to Danvers, after a long bid by the village’s farming community to not share taxes with the culturally and socioeconomically distant fishermen and maritime merchants of Salem Town, now Salem.
In Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Bridget Bishop, the first colonist to be tried in the Salem witch trials, is hanged after being found guilty of the practice of witchcraft.
|Other names||Dorcas Good|
|Known for||Youngest accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials|
|Parent(s)||William Good (father) Sarah Good (mother)|
Good is always depicted as an old hag with white hair and wrinkled skin. She is often said to be sixty or seventy years of age by the same writers who clearly state that she was pregnant and had a six-year-old daughter.
That got us thinking about the real Salem Witch Trials, which are commonly cited as the source of the phrase “witch hunt.” These trials happened in Salem, Massachusetts, during the winter and spring of 1692-1693.
The Witch’s Castle in Portland is located in Forest Park, about a 5-minute drive from downtown. There are two ways to get there. The first is a short half mile hike from the Upper Macleay Parking Lot near the Portland Audubon Society.
Danvers River is a bay in Massachusetts. Danvers River is situated nearby to Salem Neck, close to Hospital Point.
|Bishop, as depicted in a lithograph|
|Born||Bridget Magnus c. 1632 England|
|Died||10 June 1692 (aged c. 60) Salem, Colony of Massachusetts|
Betty Parris is the first to fall ill, and the reason Hale is summoned to Salem. After being discovered by her father, as she danced with the other girls in the woods, Betty becomes sick and unresponsive.
The Puritan Religion and How it Influenced the Salem Witch Trials. The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 was an event that lasted a year in which religion fueled mass hysteria in a small colony.
Legal Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials
On October 29, 1692, Phips dissolved the Court of Oyer and Terminer, a decision that marked the beginning of the end for the Salem witch trials. By May 1693, Phips had pardoned and released all those remaining in prison on witchcraft charges.
It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the United States government persecuted people accused of being communists.
There were four execution dates, with one person executed on June 10, 1692, five executed on July 19, 1692 (Sarah Good, Rebecca Nurse, Susannah Martin, Elizabeth Howe and Sarah Wildes), another five executed on August 19, 1692 (Martha Carrier, John Willard, George Burroughs, George Jacobs, Sr., and John Proctor), and …
The Salem Witch trials were caused by jealousy, fear, and lying. People believed that the devil was real and that one of his tricks was to enter a normal person ‘s body and turn that person into a witch. This caused many deaths and became a serious problem in 1692.
Hocus Pocus claims that the Sanderson sisters were hanged in Salem on October 31, 1693. While the names and date are fictional, the gruesome siblings on screen were indeed loosely based on the victims of the real Salem Witch Trials.