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Were medieval people burnt as witches if they had a big nose?


Please no Yanks unless you know something about this

4 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Witchcraft has always been a CIVIL and NOT A RELliGIOUS crime (going back to at least the Roman Empire) ... As a matter of fact, during the middle ages, the Church was against prosecuting so-called "witches", insisting that they were merely uninformed persons.

  • 1 month ago


    Heresy, blasphemy, severe changes in the climate and ecological disasters were some of the main reasons people were burned at the stake.  So-called witches just became a scapegoat for anything that went wrong.

  • 1 month ago

    Only if they also had:

    A black cat

    A flying broom

    Were old and had warts

    Made strange herbal brews

    Maybe a pointed  hat.

  • 1 month ago

    no, that is an old wives tale.

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