Salem, Massachusetts began as a small trading settlement in 1626 after being founded by Roger Conant, and a group of immigrants arriving from Cape Ann. Upon its founding, the town was originally named Naumkeag, but settlers renamed it Salem, adapted from the Hebrew word for peace. As the Massachusetts Bay
Matthew Hopkins began his career as the Witch-finder General in 1644 when he moved to Manningtree, Essex. Hopkins was adamant that a group of witches were practicing the dark arts near his home. He also claimed that he had overheard a group of women discussing their meetings with the Devil.
As the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865) apparently told a few people about a dream he had just days before his assassination. This group included his wife Mary Todd and former law partner, Ward Hill Lamon. Ward Hill Lamon later claimed that the dream Abraham Lincoln
St. Cuthbert’s Cave is located in the Kyloe Hills in Northumberland. Made of sandstone and equipped with a natural shelter-like overhang that’s supported by a singular rock pillar, the cave is thought to have been where the Lindisfarne monks chose to temporarily place the body of St. Cuthbert during 875
Hildegard von Bingen, also known as Hildegard of Bingen is described as a remarkable and talented woman. She was well versed in philosophy, theology, wrote poetry and botanical literature, and composed music. Throughout her life she influenced many and was dedicated to sharing her knowledge, which made a major contribution
Battle Abbey in East Sussex was built in commemoration of one of Britain’s fiercest battles. Seeking redemption for the bloodshed he had caused during the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William the Conqueror donated hundreds of sacred items to the Abbey. The growing list of holy relics given to the
For someone who loves spells and everything supernatural, the famous Book of Thoth will be an insightful piece to read. It contains many spells and experts believe that reading it can allow humans to communicate with animals. Legends also say that anyone who reads this book will understand how seas,
Albertus Magnus, also known as Saint Albertus the Great, was a renowned scientist and catholic saint. Due to his prowess in both fields, Albertus was given the title ‘Doctor Universalis’. He was ranked as one of the best theologians and philosophers of the middle ages. During the course of his