Oct
31

Wasted Witches

Wicked_witch Between 1300 and 1850, 80,000 people were tried for witchcraft in Europe. Half the trials and executions took place between 1560 and 1630, during the Protestant Reformation. On a per capita basis, Switzerland held the most trials, 980/100,000 people, and killed over 6,000 witches, 60% of those tried, easily the highest percentage. Scotland followed with 509 trials/100,000 but killed only 300 witches, less than 10% of those tried. Happy Halloween!

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