I recently saw in the paper this strange little bit of news.
"Virginia's governor yesterday pardoned a woman convicted of being a witch 300 years ago.
Grace Sherwood was accused in 1706 of using her black powers to force pregnant women to miscarry in the state's tiny region of Pungo."
I want to know why she was pardoned, especially since she was never put to death. It's nice that the governor did this, maybe her ancestors urged the council to have her exonerated. And they probably had a big wad of cash.
In the United States alone, there were at least 28 recorded victims of this sort of crime, most of which were people that did not go along with the status quo. Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe were executed. Where are their pardons?
I surely would be considered a witch in the Puritan eyes.
Here is a list of those accused.