witchcraft english lit

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    • witches were defined using water {lakes, rivers}
      • if the person floated they was a witch and was then burnt
      • if the person drowned they were innocent however they would have drowned
      • there was no solid evidence needed to convict a person of witchcraft
    • witchcraft is practised by both men and women
      • about 80 people were accused of practising witchcraft in a witch-hunt that lasted throughout new England from 1647-1663
      • 13 women and 2 men were executed


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