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Salem's Witch House: A Touchstone to Antiquity
Though located on Massachusetts's scenic North Shore, Salem is often remembered for its less than picturesque history. The "Witch City," as it is internationally known, is home to numerous landmarks dedicated to the notorious trials of 1692. Of these, the Witch House is perhaps most significant; this former residence of Judge Jonathan Corwin, whose court ordered the execut ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by History Press (SC)
(first published 2009)
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I thought it was very interesting and informative. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because of an error that was not picked up in editing. While discussing the history for the Corwin family he mentioned in passing Mary Queen of Scots "who was executed by her sister Queen Elizabeth..." Mary Queen of Scots and Mary Tudor were not the same person. And the only reason I bring up this minor detail to the book is that in the back of my head I did wonder if there were other errors I wouldn't have noticed ...more
It was interesting to learn about the history of the Witch House. The only thing I didn't like was how choppy the book itself was. It seemed as though the chapters were separate articles pieced together, mainly because the same information was repeated throughout as if it was never mentioned. ...more
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