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Uncover the history of the witch hunts that swept through Europe and the American colonies from the 15th century until the 18th century CE.
In the German town of Nördlingen in 1593 CE, innkeeper Maria Höll found herself accused of witchcraft. She was arrested for questioning, and denied the charges. She insisted she wasn’t a witch through 62 rounds of torture before her accusers finally released her. Other accused witches weren’t so “lucky." Why did these witch hunts occur? Brian A. Pavlac digs into this horrific chapter in human history.
Lesson by Brian A. Pavlac, directed by Lisa LaBracio.
View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/ugly-history-witch-hunts-brian-a-pavlac
Cite This Work
TED-Ed, . (2021, April 02). Ugly History: Witch Hunts - Brian A. Pavlac. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2417/ugly-history-witch-hunts---brian-a-pavlac/
TED-Ed, . "Ugly History: Witch Hunts - Brian A. Pavlac." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified April 02, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/video/2417/ugly-history-witch-hunts---brian-a-pavlac/.
TED-Ed, . "Ugly History: Witch Hunts - Brian A. Pavlac." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Apr 2021. Web. 27 Nov 2023.