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Appropriate for Hallowe'en. :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif
Hi Taz http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif
Yes it shuld never have happend in the first place.
You see the world has allways been bad :rolleyes:
Yeah, I'm sure I'd have been burned at the stake with all my familiars (my cats). I was amazed when I read that today: here in North America, the witch trials in Salem are the big deal: I had no idea so many were burned overseas. (Should have known; dumb really.)
Some figures for the burning of people for witchcraft. This is just for the period 1500 - 1650, and does not include all those burned for heresy and other 'crimes', before, during and after this period.
</font><blockquote>code:</font><hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">From Accused Executed
Holy Roman Empire 100,000+ 50,000+
Poland ? 15,000+
France 10,000+ 5,000+
England 2,000 1,000
Scotland 3,069 1,337+
Ireland 0 0
New England 334 35
Scandinavia 5,000 1,500-1,800
Hungary 1,600 472
Spain 3,687 100+
Italy 2,200+ 0?
Witchcraze: A New History of the European Witch Hunts, Anne Llewellyn Barstow, Pandora 1995. Adapted from Appendix B.</pre>[/QUOTE]
God, we're cruel b**tards in Scotland http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Poor cats (and falsely accused witches of course). :(
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