Imagine a half million corpses -- mostly women -- piled high on a pyre.
Imagine an age of social turmoil, spiritual crisis and technological revolution.
Imagine an age in which children as young as seven were executed for the crime of demonic copulation.
It's difficult to put ourselves in the shoes of our 15th century predecessors. Witchcraft trials and witch persecutions have become a part of our shared mythology and history, but what truly went on during those centuries of brutal torture and death?
In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I look at some compelling theories to why so many men, children and especially women suffered at the hands of superstitious religious persecution.