Hanging of witches, 17th century

Hanging of witches, 17th century

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Caption: Hanging of witches. 17th-century artwork of seven women being hanged after being convicted of practising witchcraft. Shown here are the hangman (A), a bellman (B), two sergeants (C), and the witchfinder (D) taking money for his work. Artwork from 'England's Grievance Discovered in Relation to the Coal Trade' (1655) by Ralph Gardiner.

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