Bridget Bishop Was The First Person To Be Executed During The Salem Witchcraft

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“Bridget Bishop was the first person to be executed during the Salem witchcraft trials.” Even her own husband thought she was a witch.“In 1680, she was accused of witchcraft. This accusation could have been facilitated by Thomas' claim that ‘she was a bad wife . . .the devil had come bodily to her . . . and she sat up all night with the devil.’” This shows how Bridget was seen to the public. “Bridget Bishop was a self-assertive woman who had been accused of witchcraft prior to 1692. Previous experience had taught her to deny allegations of witchcraft at all costs.” Everything changed when a new court was made specifically to deal with cases of witchcraft. This new court accepted evidence from dreams and hallucinations. These were used against

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