What were the Basque witch trials?
The biggest witch trials in history were actually undertaken by the Spanish Inquisition
© Getty Images
Mysterious happenings were grounds for superstition in the Middle Ages. And even though the belief in witches was generally low in Spain in the 17th century, it thrived in certain places. The mountain regions of Galicia and the Basque Country were areas of lore and legend.
For instance, when the Spanish Inquisition took a closer look at Zugarramurdi, it found an town with an appetite for the supernatural. However, the skeptics in the Inquisition’s midst were less than satisfied with the evidence they discovered.
Intrigued? Then click on the following gallery to find out more about the largest witch trials in history.
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU
HEALTH Human body