A girl is accused during the Salem Witch Trials (Bettmann / CORBIS) In , English rulers William and Mary started a war with France in the. The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of The trials were started after people had been accused of witchcraft primarily by teenage girls such as Elizabeth Hubbard, 17, as well as some who were. The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring of , after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As a wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, a.
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. The Salem Witch Trials of were a dark time in American history. More than people were accused of practicing witchcraft and 20 were. While each book puts forward its own theories, most historians agree that there was no single cause for the witchcraft that started in Salem and.
The Salem witch trials were a regretable episode in colonial American history. In Salem, Massachusetts, in , numerous innocent people were convicted on. Abigail Williams was one of the main accusers in the Salem Witch trials. The year-old niece of Reverend Samuel Parris showed signs of fits and hysterics in. Salem Witch Trials in History and Literature An Undergraduate Course, University of Virginia Spring Semester Elizabeth Hubbard was one of the original. The witch mania began in Salem Village. (In its name was changed to Danvers) but it soon spread to other communities. In Salem Village had about.