Aug 2, 2017
The North Berwick Witch Hunt was one of the deadliest witch trials in British history, spawned from one interrogation and implicating people from every strata of society; the poor, the wealthy, peasants, nobles, farmers, and teachers. It led to around seventy executions, and was the backdrop of multiple rebellions, religious schism, and a military intervention by the English. And yet James the Sixth emerged afterwards with a unified country, his most powerful rivals subjugated or exiled, and in a prime position to inherit the throne of England.
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