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Being ''burned at the stake'' was a common punishment for [[heretic]]s.
 
Being ''burned at the stake'' was a common punishment for [[heretic]]s.
   
Contrary to common belief, very few if any [[witch]]es were burned at the stake. Most of them were killed by [[hanging]], or died during their trial from [[torture]] or [[drowning]], etc.
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Contrary to common belief, very few [[witch]]es were burned at the stake. Most of them were killed by [[hanging]], or died during their trial from [[torture]] or [[drowning]], etc.
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== References ==
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* [http://en2.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witchhunt Witchhunt article at wikipedia]

Revision as of 14:15, 13 November 2003

Being burned at the stake was a common punishment for heretics.

Contrary to common belief, very few witches were burned at the stake. Most of them were killed by hanging, or died during their trial from torture or drowning, etc.

References