The Crusades and Inquisition
by Katie Dicicco
When heresy died down, the Inquisition began to lose purpose and power. That was when they decided there were witches running around. If you were seen walking around after dark, people assumed you were up to no good. If neighbors saw you picking leaves, tree bark or berries, they could say you were gathering ingredients for a potion of some kind. If you were accused of witchcraft, you were questioned by the church. If you were found guilty, you were burned at the stake by the public.