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Burning people alive was forbade by English law at the time of the Salem witch trials, so no "witches" actually burned at the stake. 00:10
About 200 people were accused of witchcraft during the Salem witch trials, but only 20 were executed. 03:00
Authorities commonly burned the remains of "witches" during the Salem witch trials after they died. 04:16