She’s a witch! If you heard this cry in 17th century colonial America you knew trouble was not far away. The Salem witch trials are the most famous example of this mass hysteria that gripped this part of the New World. Witch trials were not a new phenomenon (thousands had already been executed in Europe) but Salem is famous for accusing 200 men and women of witchcraft. A dark time for the Massachusetts Bay Colony, All About History jumps straight in to uncover the terrible truth.
Also in this issue:
-Brunel: Britain’s iron man.
-Nixon vs Lennon: The president’s plot to deport the former Beatle.
-History’s 15 most barbaric blood sports.
-Mao’s Revolution: The full shocking story in pictures.
-Nightmare in Jamestown: The tragedy that doomed a colony.