"she was a bad wife. . . the devil had come bodily to her . . . and she sat up all night with the devil..."
I am to be arrested due to my dead husband's account of me being a witch? That was over 12 years ago. I proved thy self innocent then, I shall do it again.
Thou will be convicted witch!
Help! My name is Bridget Bishop. I will not make a false confession saying that I practice witch craft. That would be a lie, and lies are seen as sins in god's eyes.
Thee has a portal for thy devil to come through!
I have a blemish from being in this wretched place, that does not make thee a witch.
How is that a form of evidence! what if thou tripped and fell, or fell to get attention!
Thou is a witch, making us fall in thy presence!
Thou is guilty, and it shall be proven!
I am innocent!
Bridget Bishop was hanged on June tenth after being convicted, she was the first person to be hung during the Salem witch trials.
The reasoning behind her death could have been because she was a older mean widow. Bishop was also known to be self-assertive which was not common, and looked down apon during that time period. Was the real reason she was convicted, because she challenged her society's gender rules?