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'The swimming of witches' was when a women, accused of being a witch, was dragged down a river.

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What was the 'swimming of witches' in 1604?

Swimming of Witches was when a woman accused of being a witch see would be draged down a river.

How were witches punished in the 17th century?

they were hanged , burned and swimming test

How did Matthew Hopkins find witches?

The swimming test (in which ropes were used to prevent drowning, a little known fact) pricking them with a needle to see if any spots did not bleed (the witches mark) searching for witches teats ("nipples" found on various parts of the body supposedly to feed evil spirits) and forms of soft torture (physical hard torture was illegal in England) to get them to confess.

What examples of the supernatural appear in Macbeth?

Oh, witches, a ghost, prophecies, that sort of thing.

How was witchcraft viewed in the 17th century?

People believed that witches were around in the 17th century due to there being many rumours going around that old women who had black cats and had a cauldron were witches. For testing these rumours there were two methods that they used, swimming a witch and burning them alive. Swimming a witch was when they tied up the person that they thought was a witch and placed them on the water. If they floated they were a witch because the water didn't want witches in the water and later on they would be burnt alive. If they drowned they were innocent but they died anyway because nobody fetched them out the water. So basically if they were accused of being a witch they would die.

What is a Witchophile?

A Witchophile is someone who is an expert on witches and sometimes hunts witches.

How are called group of witches?

A coven of witches, usually 13 witches.

Are witches only girls?

no there are boy witches to but there are mostly women who are witches

Female witches are called?

there are called witches same goes for male witches.

What is the apostrophe of witches?

It should be witches'. Example: Witches' brooms

Why were so many convicted witches killed?

People were scared of what witches could or would do with their power. They considered all witches evil, which was not, in fact, the case. Indeed, there were evil witches, but there were also good witches.

How many witches were there?

There are 3 witches. Only one of the witches in Macbeth is named, that is Hecate.

Why were so many witches executed for being witches?

Witches were thought to be the devils helper.

What did the narrator have to do to get into the grand high witches room in the witches book?

hide in the pocket of one of the ancient witches.

What was the 16th century attitude to witches?

they hated witches

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How can you use coven of witches in a sentence?

A coven is a group of witches. The coven of witches cast a magical spell.

Did Salem witches kill people?

There were no real witches in salem.

What happens to mortals who displease the witches?

White magick witches will be lenient, black magick witches will kill you

How many victims were killed by witches in the Salem?

The witches - or rather, people accused of being witches - were the victims.

What is the present progressive tense of swim?

I am swimming. You/we/they are swimming. He/she/it is swimming.

Why not trust the witches?

Because "witches lie".

Facts about the Pendle witches?

The Pendle witches got hung.

Who accompanies Macbeth when he meets the witches?

The witches