Posts Tagged ‘witch’

The last witch of Boston — a Catholic martyr?

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

The last person hanged for witchcraft in Boston could be considered a Catholic martyr. In the 1650s, Ann Glover and her family, along with some 50,000 other native Irish people, were enslaved by Englishman Oliver Cromwell during the occupation of Ireland and shipped to the island of Barbados, where they were sold as indentured servants. Read more

Witch or martyr?

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Witch or martyr? It seems the last woman to be hanged as a witch in Boston may have been a martyr. After falling ill (and perhaps spreading her illness to the children in her care) Ann Glover was convicted of being an “idolatrous Roman Catholick” and a witch. She was hanged on Boston Common on Read more

7 people accused of sorcery tortured as Easter “sacrifices”

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

PNG’s The National newspaper has reported that six women and a man, who were accused of sorcery, were tortured as Easter “sacrifices” in a village in the Southern Highlands on March 28. In Lae last Wednesday Komape Lap, 54, claimed that he fought with their torturers and escaped to the Morobean capital to reveal what happened. Although Read more