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Witch trials: The women accused of being 'agents of Satan'

BBC, 31 May 2023
In 16th and 17th century Scotland, roughly 4,000 people were accused of witchcraft.

The rate of executions were five times higher than the European average – and of the accused, 85% were women.

The BBC's Melissa Hogenboom explores why women were so vulnerable to accusations of witchcraft and why they were accused of being 'agents of Satan'.

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