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lancs witch trials
« on: September 10, 2007, 05:45:02 PM »
the most famous witch trials in lancashire, england is a fascinating subject, kinda like the salem witch trials here in the US.  i have a couple of reasons to love to read about them, 1. cos im English and 2 i am a descendant of Alice Nutter - one of the supposed witches....how awesome is that?  i wish i had their knowledge......LOL  you can read about it,here
http://www.pendlewitches.co.uk/content.php?page=factfile
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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 12:08:55 PM »
Thats very cool and yet very sad at the same time.

Amazing what people will do when they are ignorant. Fear is overrated, and causes people to lose their lives.

Cool that your related.

I shall read this
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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 10:23:27 AM »
Common case there is that, like in the werewolf trials, it is unlikely that any of the accused were actually guilty, or, if so, had done anything.  Most of the people accused in such events were either accused by people who had something to gain from their deaths or were accused randomly because they were easy targets for people who needed to name others when they confessed.
If you read The Crucible, such is the case with many of accused.  The girls accuse someone, and when the person is told they will be executed if they don't confess, they pull a name out of a hat, sometimes with a motive, sometimes without.  and then of course you have the few strong, moral people who refuse to lie and confess, or, as in the case of Jhon Proctor in the crucible, confess, but refuse to lie and claim that others are guilty.
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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 05:16:21 PM »
whats the Crucible? :?

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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2008, 03:32:02 PM »
good points sherlock.  FYI SCARYFRIGHTENED the crucible was a play written by arthur miller and made into a movie not too long ago, it was about the salem witch trials ~ and i use the word trials losely, there were a lot of similarities between those and the lancashire witch trials......... :evil:
the question is not that the glass is either half empty or half full..but more like 'WHO DRANK MY BEER?'

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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 06:37:56 PM »
Guys I've seen that movie the Crucible, yeah entirely based on the Salem witch trials. I must say that I'm related too. In the 17th century a man, my great-great-great grandfather by the name of Aaron Cardoso was burned at a stake for writing a book, what he wrote about I couldn't find out on research but it could probably have been regarding to something against the church's laws, like about the earth being round (one word against theirs was certain death in those times). 

Well, in the Salem Witch Trials, the girls got sick and the dudes in charge had to find the source of it somewhere, since the doctor claimed it was caused by witchcraft, so what could they do? First blame Tituba, the african slave for teaching/performing witchcraft to the victims, then when the "witchcraft" continued they carried on picking off people who had more probability to be witches.   

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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 08:14:41 PM »
The puritans did not read any book but the bible.  People who read them were considered eccentric, odd, and sometimes vain and wanton.  He likely wasn't burned for what the book was about, but for the fact that he had written it.
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 08:25:03 PM »
Huh?  :?

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 07:36:15 AM »
I'm saying the only work of fiction that the Puritans allowed themselves to read was the Bible.  All "novels" and other such things were taboo.  If SickAngel's ancestor was burned for writing a book, it didn't have to be about anything, he would've been in trouble simply because he had written a piece of literature that wasn't handed to man by the christian-puritan god.  The Puritans were a somewhat wacky pack who centered their lives upon religion, and believed that everyone everywhere else in the world was going to hell.  For a while they were Calvinists, which meant that they believed there was no way to decide because certain people were going to hell and certain people were predestined to go to heaven, but that slowly changed when the church started having membership problems.
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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 10:40:33 AM »
Well said.

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Re: lancs witch trials
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 09:05:26 AM »
my best friend was killed in the salam witch trials
"Look its a girl" said the doctor

"If she has my genes you might want to give her to me"

"Why"

"I bite, hard"