The Salem witch trials began with the accusation of people in Salem of being
witches. But the concept of witchcraft started far before these trials and false
accusations occurred. In the early Christian centuries, the church was
relatively tolerant of magical practices. Those who were proved to have
engaged in witchcraft were required only to do penance. But in the late
Middle Ages (13th century to 14th century) opposition to alleged witchcraft
hardened as a
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on a person till they died.
Cory died two days later, crushed. 25 lives were taken during these Salem
trials. 19 "witches" were hung at Gallows hill. One was tortured to death by
pressing. And five others died in prison, including an infant. The Salem witch
trials were mainly caused by these two girls imagination. But, as already
stated in this report, other events led up to the dilemma and hysteria found in
the Salem witch trials.