Local author Cynthia Wolfe Boynton talks about her latest book "Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World."
Nicholas and Margaret Jennings have been described as a "rascally pair," but did that mean they were witches?
Everyone knows about the infamous Salem witch trials, but few people realize that Connecticut has an older and arguably more colorful history when it comes to accusations of—and executions for—witchcraft. We begin our multi-part series exploring the hysteria.
We return to our exploration of the Connecticut witchcraft trials with the well-documented case of a Long Island woman tried in Connecticut.
Accusations of witchcraft against William Meaker seemed to be more based on a vengeful neighbor's imagination rather than any sort of actual events.
Nicholas and Goodwife Bayley were the second couple to be accused of witchcraft in Connecticut, although they met a better fate than the first couple.
One of the more harrowing examples of the witchcraft hysteria, as Lydia Gilbert was found guilty of witchcraft for an accidental murder to which someone else admitted their guilt.