Tag: Witch Trials
Misogyny: The Driving Force of the Great European Witch-Hunts from the Fifteenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Written by Sophia Aiello. The Witch Trials of the fifteenth to seventeenth centuries have been well studied, but what role did misogyny have in this crisis, and how did the stereotype of the ‘witch’ develop?
Written by Melissa Kane. Dramatic changes in climate have for a long time demanded an explanation. Melissa Kane explores how the European Witch Trials became tied to the storms and cold of the ‘Little Ice Age’, as yet more proof of malicious deviancy.
Written by Melissa Kane. This three part series explores some of the precursors to the infamous Salem Witch Trials. Part three recounts the events of the Gloucester Invasions on 1692.
Written by Melissa Kane. This three part series explores some of the precursors to the infamous witch trials at Salem. Part One recounts the case of Elizabeth Knapp of 1671.