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.
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.