SALEM EPISODE 6: Chaos in the courtroom

History Extra podcast

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SALEM EPISODE 6: Chaos in the courtroom

Sunday, 7 November

The list of failings that could be levelled against the Salem justice system is substantial – from the acceptance of so-called ‘spectral evidence’ to the chaotic scenes that unfolded in the courtroom. In this episode we’ll consider how suspected witches were tried, revealing how they were induced into giving confessions and even encouraged to implicate others.

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