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Pictures showing the swimming test or 'ordeal by water'. The belief was that witches had renounced their baptism so water would reject them and they would float if placed in deep pond. The accused were bound and lowered into local ponds if the floated they were hanged

12th Jun 2005 by Diane Earl

History, Religious Education

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Witch finder, ordeal by water

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