The Golden Age of Piracy spanned about 75 years, ending in the late 1720s, with a lot of bloodshed and enough legends to feed the imagination for the next 300 years.
In this bonus episode of Dear World, Love History, we are joined by word sorceress (read: author) Juliette van der Molen to discuss her recently published poetry collection Confess: the untold story of Dorothy Good.
In this bonus episode of Dear World, Love History, we are joined by the wonderful Elyse for the second episode in our ‘What does history mean to you?’ miniseries.
In this bonus episode of Dear World, Love History, we are joined by Peter Laning for the very first episode in our ‘What does history mean to you?’ miniseries.
On June 10, 1692 Bridget Bishop was hanged on Gallows Hill. Six days later, Dr. Roger Toothaker also died. Roger hadn’t even had his trial yet. He didn’t survive Boston jail. At the end of June, the Court of Oyer and Terminer got back to work.
Unlike the Salem trials, the witch hunts of Europe, Scotland, and England ended with thousands dead. The worst of the worst definitely took place in Europe. Between 1400 and 1775, about 50,000 people lost their lives. Twice that number were accused and put on trial.
Officially known as the Whitechapel Murders, the file is made up of eleven different victims, all women. Five of these murders are known as the Canonical Five, aka the five women considered victims of Jack the Ripper. The rest of them are a big question mark.
The murder of 11 people was complete. All that was left for Yakov Yurovksy and his men to do was take the bodies into Koptyaki Forest and get rid of them.
As with any war, nurses and doctors were needed to take care of the wounded. The government decided around 10,000 nurses should fit the bill. Since so many nurses were needed, women were sped through the training process.