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How Many Burnt in the Burning Years? April 8, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval, Modern
How Many Burnt in the Burning Years?

Beachcombing has made fun in the past of historians and numbers: be they numbers for the population of Britain in Roman times or numbers of prisoners taken by the barbary pirates. Most historical numbers are simply partial facts or very partial facts multiplied by guesses. A classic example of this are the numbers of ‘witches’ […]