#KeepYouTubeCreepy by supporting us on Patreon: trials and the persecution of witches in Medieval and Early Modern Europe was widespread. Before the infamous Witch Trials, historical discourses on the dangers of witches and the damnable state of womankind had been in circulation for centuries. Witches were regarded as agents of the devil. So, what were the origins of the witch trials?

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The following images were sourced via the Images library: Portrait of Matthew Hopkins, “The Celebrated Witch-finder” from the 1837 of The discovery of witches ; A witch at her cauldron surrounded by monsters. Etching by van de Velde II, 1626. ; The three different stages of the torture of John Coustos.

Memorial for Goodwife Ann Glover located in North End, Boston, Massachusetts and An accused “witch” during the witch trials in the late 1600s by Jessolsen via trees and dark sky courtesy of Stock Footage Archive Nation On The ; Darkness Has A New Name ; Disciple courtesy of CO.AG Music Unease by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license music featured in the second half of the documentary was kindly composed by Lydia Downard. Please visit Lydias soundcloud to listen to her beautifully composed music. FTC – This video is not sponsored..


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