Witchcraft and Witch Hunts

by dyani maynor

Summary

Witchcraft is the practice or belief in magical skills, in medieval Europe people were hunted for witch craft because Christianity was very popular and anything devil related was feared. Mostly females were hunted. People got accused for small dumb things like owning a cat because medieval people were superstitious. Many of the people hunted were killed by being hung, burned at the stake, or drowned. The witch hunts and trials took place from 1560-1630.
Three very important details involving the witch hunts would be, Christianity was very popular at the time so demonic things were feared. People at the time were very superstitious and would believe almost anything you said. Fear tactics were being used so people believed in church so that made it even worse for people accused of witchcraft