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Be Forewarned the Halloween: There Be Witches in Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic:

Have you ever heard of the Aix-en-Provence Witch Trials?

Beginning in the early 1600’s, cases of nuns and priests under demonic possession ended in burning’s at the stake.  The priest was “kindly” granted the mercy of strangulation before being burned to ashes.  The hysterics quickly spread to other villages and parts of France.

…Continue reading here about a tale of the village of Eyguières Simone Malchance and the baker’s infant. Was she a witch or just caught up in the hysteria at that time Provence?  Get in the mood for Halloween with a little video by GGG.

Happy Halloween!

Via:: Girl Gone Gallic

      

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