Here we are at the long-awaited final episode in our Salem Witch Trials series. What is there to say aside from that on this episode we examine the worst miscarriages of justice in the whole hysteria: the 20 innocent people executed on blatantly vague charges of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts during the latter half of 1692. We see the deaths of John Proctor, the hero of the play The Crucible; the brutal pressing death of stubborn Giles Corey, the tragic murder of Salem’s former minister Reverend George Burroughs, and more.
We also explore theories around how this was allowed to happen, and what Salem and Massachusetts have done since to exonerate and honor the victims of this tragic time over 300 years ago.
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