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perezhamilton:

salem trials

We bet the families of those who have been executed are thrilled to hear this!!!

Influential Puritan minister Increase Mather has denounced the use of spectral evidence in the witch trials. This means that no one can really say that an accused witch’s “shape” came to them and…

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Max Joseph von Pettenkofer was a chemist and hygienist in nineteenth-century Bavaria, and is best known for his public health efforts to eradicate cholera, just before the development of germ theory. Better he should be remembered, however, for his swoon-tastic dark eyes and sexy Victorian ‘stache.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Max Joseph von Pettenkofer was a chemist and hygienist in nineteenth-century Bavaria, and is best known for his public health efforts to eradicate cholera, just before the development of germ theory. Better he should be remembered, however, for his swoon-tastic dark eyes and sexy Victorian ‘stache.

Governor of NY Stops the Salem Witch Trials!!!

perezhamilton:

governor phips

We can’t believe it!

A CUTE governor of New York?!?!

Sir William Phips, the cutie governor of New York, has prohibited further witch arrests in Salem and has ordered the release of accused. We hear all of the imprisoned accused witches will be pardoned as long as they can afford to pay their jail expenses. 

So, let us get this straight: The witches have been WRONGLY jailed but they still have to pay for their jail food and lodging???

Sounds like the mASSholes we know and love!!