The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?
The front page of the April 16, 1912 evening edition of the Boston Globe, detailing the Titanic disaster, was among a collection of newspapers put up for auction by Bonhams during their Titanic: 100 Years of Fact and Fiction auction. Picture: AP
Coronation portrait - 1600 copy of 1558 original (National Portrait Gallery, London) Previous Next List This is a 1600 copy of a portrait painted of 25-year old Elizabeth Tudor in her coronation robes with her regalia.
Sons of Liberty - Well, those in Boston anyway. There were similar organizations scattered throughout the Thirteen Colonies in the years leading up to the American Revolutionary War, and, yes, "Sons of Liberty" was a common name ;)
Over the last few weeks, historian Gordon Martel, author of The Month That Changed The World: July 1914, has been blogging regularly for us, giving a week-by-week and day-by-day account of the events leading up to the First World War. July 1914 was the month that changed the world, but who were the people that contributed to that change?
You got: Ancient Egypt You’re cooler than Cleopatra and terrific as Tutankhamun. You’re a dreamer who thinks big and acts bigger. After all, a life of luxury is grand, but people remember you in the afterlife by the size of your pyramid! like katy perry's dark horse music video so cool