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A Wiggentree's bark is used in potions - and a wiggen is an old word for the rowan tree, cited in witchcraft trials.
Hugh says the case was different from other witchcraft trials in that a child was the main accuser.
The Puritans were a religious and political party during the Salem witchcraft trials and the play depicts many Puritan traits.
Written at the height of the second wave of feminism in 1976 by British playwright Caryl Churchill, the play examines gender and power relationships through the lens of 17th-century witchcraft trials in England.
are present in the records of the Salem witchcraft trials," (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/secrets/witches-curse-clues-evidence/1501/) PBS  says.
The Witches: Salem, 1692 takes the relatively well-known events of the Salem witchcraft trials and brings them to life in a story about a crisis that changes a town when a minister's niece seems possessed.
"What better way to mark Halloween than to look at how Pendle Hill with its bleak peat bogs and rugged heather moorland was witness to the witchcraft trials phenomenon that spread right across Lancashire in the 1600s.
Which 1996 movie about the Salem witchcraft trials starred Daniel Day-Lewis and Winona Ryder?
p.167 (Reviews) The sinister name of a goat featured in horror thriller "The Witch," which follows members of a New England family as they fall into religious hysteria and madness decades before the Salem witchcraft trials.
When the trial was transferred to the parlement, only the hostile witnesses were interrogated and Levy's sympathetic neighbours were excluded from the investigation; a systematic abuse of justice rarely documented in witchcraft trials.
This attention to the mutual influence of ministers and philosophers allows the author to make a persuasive case that the acceptance of spectral evidence in the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 was neither an inexplicable irrationality nor merely the inversion of power in a violent borderland, but rather it was the culmination of the early modern European effort to apply authoritative, rational techniques of observation, taxonomy, and repeatability to "the domain of the unseen" (224).
Particular essays analyze the metaphysics of gender, the historiographic import of patriarchy in studying early modern Europe, demonic possessions and gender in late medieval culture, gender and family in early modern German Anabaptism, male witches and masculinity in early modern Finnish witchcraft trials, gendered suicide in Sweden, among other topics.