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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction," according to the promo of "American Horror Story- Coven.
The most significant transformation of the popular belief in the phantoms of the night came about during the witch trials themselves.
In admitting her culpability in the witch trials, Putnam signaled an end to witch scares, which had been sporadic throughout the seventeenth century.
IRELAND'S last witch trial has been re-investigated ahead of the 300th anniversary of a case that saw eight women jailed.
The strange case of Hellish Nell; the true story of Helen Duncan and the witch trial of World War II.
From five possibilities for the origin of the word Geordie, to the Newcastle Witch Trial, the Light Bulb, the invention of Lucazade, Stan Laurel's early years in North Shields and the location of Britain's oldest building, this is a succinct introduction to all you need to know about Tyneside and Northumberland.
Entertainment will include a fortune teller, witch trial, Punch and Judy show, children's games such as the ever-popular Hunt the Monk and the Cauldron of Slime, spooky tales of ghosts and ghouls and a children's fancy dress competition.
Somewhere between the Salem witch trials of the 1600s and TV's Sabrina the Teenage Witch lies the case of Brandi Blackbear.
the most famous witch trial in American history with an audio
It has become the essence of these women only because they are frozen in a particular kind of historical document; they are isolated in the transcript of a witch trial.