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1566 CATS AND WITCHCRAFT (Part 3-Malleus Maleficarum)

Photo: Hanging 3 Chelmsford Witches 1566 English Pamphlet 1589 Source: Encyclopedia of Witches Witchraft Rosemary Ellen Guiley Article: Cats and Witchcraft Part Malleus Maleficarum

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The subservience of women to men was a common theme in early Christian writings -- an outgrowth of both traditional patriarchal attitudes a.

NTK 2 16th and 17th Century Witch Trials The witch trials were trials in Europe deciding whether someone had used witchcraft. The officials would make victims confess to crimes such as  casting spells and worshiping Satan. 75% of people accused were women and most women accused were widowed and over 50 years old. More than a hundred thousand people were convicted and killed in Europe for witchcraft. The trials ended around 1650 when Europeans strengthened their government. (Ben)

Am I so horribly and cruelly used, that my clean body, never yet defiled, must this day be burnt and turn to ashes! I would rather be beheaded seven times than suffer burning.

Plague rat sculpture by artist Ellen Jewett, commissioned artwork

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