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Episode 8: Salem Witch Trials - Marilynne Roach

What do you know about The Salem Witch Trials? What would you like to find out about this time in colonial America? A time when female villagers (and a few men, including a minister) were tossed into a dank prison and sometimes hanged because of jealousy, gossip and misogyny - no evidence.

 

Marilynne Roach, one of American’s pre-eminent historians on New England’s Witch Craze, spent 28 years writing “The Salem Witch Trials”. You can hear what happened in about forty minutes.