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August 24, 1751

On August 24, 1751, Englishman Thomas Colley was executed for drowning a witch. Colley was one of the leaders of a mob that seized an elderly couple, John and Ruth Osborne, from a workhouse in Tring, Hertfordshire and accused them of witchcraft. The pair of old people were subjected to dunking at a nearby pond … Continue reading

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