First Years: Lesson Three

Professor Octavia Pourroulis

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As soon as the first years arrived to class and took their seats, Octavia wasted no time. "Good afternoon, first years," she greeted them with a smile as usual, "Let's get right to it." She went behind her desk to skim over the basics of today's lesson, before she went to stand in front of her desk to face the class. "Please take out your quills and some parchment to take notes, or pen and paper if that's what you prefer. Today's lecture is on the Salem Witch Trials. The trials took place in 1692, in Salem, as the name suggests, in Massachusetts." She took a breath here.

"Now, bear with me, it will be a long lecture, so if you need to take a break from writing, try to do so in a manner that won't make you fall behind. Or if you do, you can check your notes with a classmate, or with me." She didn't think any of them couldn't write for the entirety of the lesson, but it could take time to get used to.

"Salem Village had a colourful history before the famous witch trials. It was not exactly known as a bastion of tranquility in New England. The residents were divided into two factions: those who wanted to separate from Salem Town, and those who did not. The residents who wanted to separate from Salem Town were farming families and those who wanted to remain a part of Salem Town were economically tied to its thriving, rich harbours. Many of the Salem Village farming families were strict Puritans, and believed that Salem Town's thriving economy made it too individualistic. This individualism was in opposition to the communal nature that Puritanism mandated. Thus, they were out of touch with the rest of Salem Village. One particularly large farming family who felt that Salem Town was out of touch with the rest of Salem Village was the Putnams." Octavia made sure she was speaking slowly and clearly enough for the students to keep up.

"The Putnams were the leaders of the separatist group primarily because they owned the most farmland in Salem Village. They hoped to solidify a separation from Salem Town by establishing a congregation unique from it. So in 1689, a congregation was formed under the Reverend Samuel Parris and began worshipping in the Salem Village Meetinghouse. The Reverend Samuel Parris was married and had a nine year old daughter, Betty, and a twelve year old niece, Abigail Williams, who was an orphan. He opposed the girls playing hide-and-seek, tag and other childhood games because he believed playing was a sign of idleness, and idleness allowed the Devil to work his mischief.

"Puritans believed that witchcraft was a sin because it denied God's superiority, and a crime because the witch could call up the Devil in his or her shape to perform cruel acts against others."
This didn't sit right with the woman, considering the wizarding world did exist. Muggles were simply scared of it because they couldn't handle something so big being real. But their fairytales had to come from somewhere.

"The trouble began when the two girls began to have fits, and the muggle doctor could find no evidence of any ailment. Unknown to Samuel Parris, Mary Sibley ordered his slave Tituba and her husband, John Indian, to bake a 'witch cake' in order to help the girls name their tormentors. A witch cake is composed of rye meal mixed with urine from the afflicted. It is then feed to a dog. The persons are considered bewitched if the dog displays similar symptoms as the afflicted. The girls soon spoke and accused Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good.

"All three women were prime candidates for the accusations of witchcraft. Sarah Osborne was an elderly lady who had not gone to church in over a year, and poor church attendance was a Puritan sin. Sarah Good was a homeless woman who begged door to door. If people failed to give her alms, she would utter unknown words and leave. Residents would often attribute her visits to death of livestock. They believed the mumbled words she spoke under her breath were curses against them for not showing her charity. Since Tituba was Parris' slave and well known to Betty and Abigail, it is no surprise then that her name was the first to be called out by Betty. The negative reputations and low social standing shared by these three women made them believable suspects for witchcraft.

"The trials eventually resulted in the execution of these women and seventeen others. It is unknown whether any of the women accused were in fact witches. Later the same year, the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy was created by the governments of the wizarding world."
Octavia glanced at the clock to check how much time they had left. "I'm terribly sorry for the long lecture, but I hope you all took notes, because some of these facts may come up in the final exam. For your homework I'd like you to write an essay on anyone associated with the Salem Witch Trials. 'A History of Magic' is an excellent source. You can find this book in the Library. Thank you very much for your cooperation today; I'll see you next class."

Homework:

Full Marks: RP the lesson.
Extra Credit: Essay on anyone from the Salem Witch Trials. This essay should be around 150 words long. I would like all work to have resources; I do not allow plagiarism and if I find someone who does, they will get an automatic T=0.​
 

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Alexis sat with her parchment out taking notes on the class. She had her previous lessons homework out and waiting as well. She was going to hand it in after the lesson. It's a good thing she wrote it on parchment because she would have folded it up if it wasn't. She had a habit of making her work into origami. She could do that with her notes but she doubted her teacher would appreciate if she did that with her homework.

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Salem witch trials - 1692 ~ Salem; Massachusetts
Colourful history before witch trials
Not known as a bastion of tranquility
Residents divided into two factions: those who wanted to separate, those who did not.
Residents who wanted to separate - farming families
Remain a part - economically tied to its thriving, rich harbours.
Farming families - strict Puritans ~ believed Salem Town's thriving economy made it too individualistic.
One large farming family - the Putnams.
The leaders - owned most of the land
1689 - congregation ~ Reverend Samuel Parris
Married+9 yr daughter+12 yr niece (orphan)
Opposed childhood games - sign of idleness
Idleness allowed devil to work
Witchcraft - sin
Denied gods superiority
Trouble - girls had fits ~ doctor couldn't find ailments

Alexis' sort of zoned out. Due to her concentration problem. She caught the end of the lesson about an essay and made note of that. She would make sure to talk to the teacher about the notes when she had an opportunity. After the lesson she walked up to the front of the class and placed her previous essay on the teachers desk. "Hi ma'am. This is my essay on King Arthur from last lesson. I'll hand in my essay for this class in the next lesson once I've completed enough research." She said and nodded her head before asking. "Ma'am would you mind assisting me with the last bit of notes for the class. I may have zoned out a bit."

Merlin, the world's best known wizard, worked for King Arthur. Merlin found Arthur a foster father, as he was put up for adoption when he was a baby.

The story of King Arthur​
King Arthur is an important figure in Great Britain's mythology. Considered to be the central character in Arthurian legends (known as the Matter of Britain). The earliest texts refer to him as dux bellorum ("war leader") and the High Medieval Welsh texts often call him amerauder ("emperor").

It is believed Arthur lived some time in the late 5th century to early 6th century. He was believed to be of Romano-British origins. Controversy over the centre of his power and the extent and kind of power he held continues to rage through the ages between England, Welch and other countries.

There is so much information that can be found regarding King Arthur, his history the history of the Midevil ages and Merlin. Too much to be able to put in a 100 word essay.

sources: class notes ~ introduction
King Arthur

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Torrin had to admit he was really enjoying History of Magic. It had so many interesting facts about the wizarding world that he did not know and probably would never know without this class. It also had the added bonus of being able to relate many events to the muggle world, almost as if he was taking a more exciting history class in his muggle primary school. All these factors combined created a uncharacteristically calm Torrin as he entered the classroom, finding he was one of the first people to arrive.

Quickly the young Hufflepuff found a seat. Trying not to draw attention to himself, he got out his quill, ink, and parchment. He knew this would be a class that needed a lot of notes, something that was made clear quite quickly by the professor. Torrin dipped his quill into his ink and waited for the notes (and probably hand cramps) to occur.

They were learning about the Salem Witch Trials. This was actually something Torrin had learned about in his other school. He assumed it would be different material, from a different viewpoint today though. Torrin had read previously about a wizard who enjoyed being burnt at the stake due to a freezing charm and the tickling sensation that comes along with it. He had actually put it in his essay the previous week. Now he was looking forward to hearing more about this topic.

The information came quickly and without much pause. Torrin tried to process what he could, but mostly he just wrote down note after note, knowing he would review them later to get a better grasp on all the material. Right now he was just focused on getting everything he needed down on the parchment, smudges and all.

Salem Witch Trials (Wizard Edition)
-Happened in 1692 in Salem Massachusetts
Salem
-Had a 'colorful' history before this
-Divided into two factions
-Those who wanted to Separate From The Town (Farmers)
-Those who did not want to Separate (Economically Tied to Rich Harbors) (Not sure what this means)
-Individuals who Wanted to Separate
-Farmers, Thought town was too individualistic, Puritans
-Major Family: Putnams​
-Leader of Separatists, Owned Most Farm Land, Wanted to make own congregation (Seems very individualistic though)

-Reverend Samuel Parris
-Led Separatist Church in 1689
-Had Nine Children (WOW)
-Two of which were Betty and Abigail Williams (niece)​
-Did not let children play (Crazy thought it had to do with devil, very crazy)
-Puritans believed witchcraft was a sin
-Trouble began when girls started to have 'fits' that doctors did not understand
-Baked a witch cake (Disgusting!)
-Girls accused three women (Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne)
-Sarah Obsborne was old and did not go to church in a year (a sin)
-Sarah Good was poor and begged for money, people thought she used curses
-Tituba was the Parris' slave
-All disadvantaged groups
-Trials Resulted in their deaths and the deaths of 17 Others
-Unknown if actual witches
-The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy Created that same year (makes sense!)


Torrin almost threw his quill down at the end of the lesson, his hand covered in ink in more than one location. That was the most notes this young boy had even taken and he could not help but groan slightly at the idea of an essay. Not that he wouldn't enjoy learning more about the topic, but because his hand felt like it was about to fall off. Shaking his hand, trying to get some feeling back, Torrin decided he would do the essay later, much later.

Much much later that week, Torrin went to the library to see if he could look at "A History of Magic." The librarian had been so nice so far helping him out with all the books he needed for so many new topics. Flipping through a couple books, Torrin began to write his essay, glad he had so many days for his hand to rest up.

Essay said:
Torrin Langton
First Year Hufflepuff
History of Magic Lesson Three
Essay said:
The Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials occurred in Salem Massachusetts in 1692, although tensions seemed to be building for years previously. The Salem Witch Trials were a scary time, particularly for muggles. It all began with the Separatists Movement who believed Salem was too individualistic. Instead they decided they wanted to split from Salem and create their own church. The succeeded at this in 1689, run by Reverend Samuel Parris. This was the start, as some would say. Two girls in particular began this witch hunt, accusing three individuals who were of lower status than themselves. There is also text that starts that wizards were part of this 'witch hunt' by themselves playing Puritan judges. This wizarding group was called the Scourers. (JK Rowling, 2016).
It is unknown whether witches or muggles were being burnt at the stake due to the Puritans inability to really recognize magic (History of Magic, Bagshot). In the end, lives were lost and the Wizards Statue of Secrecy was created. This was a safety net, in a way, for wizards after the events in Salem. This statue, of course, created new challenging that the Wizarding World had not expected; "Upon the signature of the International Statute of Secrecy in 1689, wizards went into hiding for good. It was natural, perhaps, that they formed their own small communities within a community. Many small villages and hamlets attracted several magical families, who banded together for mutual support and protection." (Bagshot, A History of Magic). These small communities can still be found today as the Statue of Secrecy continues to keep wizards and witches safe from another 'witch hunt.'

Sources:
Lecture Notes
History of Magic Textbook
HP Lexicon

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Marlow was not feeling like sitting in a lecture or taking a lot of notes today. She was sick of having to do it the 'old fashion' way. Honestly she did not see the point of all these notes and long lectures. However, Marlow had never really had an end of the year exam before either. Her mother did not believe in tests during her homeschooling. Marlow had to say she agreed. What was the point of memorization. Marlow knew she would soon learn that this was important here at Hogwarts, but she certainly was not going to be happy about it. It seemed like wherever she went she had to have a quill and ink with her plus loads of bulky parchment.

Finding her seat, Marlow sat down begrudgingly in her History of Magic Classroom. She wished that this lecture would go by fast, closing her eyes briefly to make a 'correct' wish, she waited. The young Slytherin did not have to wait long as the professor told them to take out their quills. Oh great notes Marlow thought as she took out that parchment, ink, and quill that she was really begin to hate. She dipped the quill into the ink and waited hoping there would just be a few notes to jot down. The young brunette could hope and wish all she wanted, but the Professor had a completely different idea as she went off on a very long lecture with a lot of complicated notes. Marlow let out an angry sigh and began to write down what she felt like was important.

Salem Witch Trials
-1692 in Salem Massachusetts
-Salem divided into two factions (Separate and Not Separate)
-Separate People were farmers and Puritans
-Leaders: Putnams (most land)
-Reverend Samuel Parris
-Two of his children started it all Betty and Abigail Williams (niece)
-Witchcraft=Sin
-Betty and Abigail had 'fits' that doctors did not understand
-Witch Cake (DON'T ASK!)
-Girls accused three women
-Tituba (servant), Sarah Good (poor), and Sarah Osborne (old)
-Trials Led to their deaths and the deaths of 17 Others
-The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy Created

Marlow rolled her eyes unintentionally as the lesson came to an end. That was so many notes and honestly she did not feel like she wanted to learn anymore about these witch trials. It was scary to think about. Marlow couldn't help but be glad that something like that could never happen again. Exhausted from such a time consuming lesson, Marlow left the History of Magic classroom. She couldn't draw now because her hand was so sore from notes so she certainly was not going to start that essay. Instead she decided she would go to the Quidditch Pitch and see if anyone was practicing. Now that was always interesting to watch.

The night before the next lesson, Marlow awoke from her nap in panick. She had forgotten about her essay for history of magic. Half asleep, Marlow got out of bed and sat at her desk. She began to read through her textbook "A History of Magic", skimming the chapter in all honesty. She also looked at "Hogwarts A History" to see if it added anything to her essay, but found nothing helpful for this particular topic. It definitely was difficult coming up with the word count in this essay. The young girl knew she should not have put it off, but she had no choice now but to complete it. She could not get bad grades, no matter how little she herself cared.

Essay said:
Marlow Sanderson
First Year Slytherin
History of Magic Lesson Three
Essay said:
Salem Witch Trials
In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials occurred. These trials aimed to find witches and dispose of them by hanging or burning them at the stake. Muggles often accused those of poorer standings than themselves or the outcasts of the village. This can be seen with the first three people accused by Betty and Abigail, Tituba, Sarah Good, and Sarah Osborne. These women did not follow the 'procedures' or the Puritan lifestyle and due to this fact alone were burnt at the stake, believed to be witches. Seventeen others also died to the events in Salem, but hundreds were accused of being witches.​

The Witch trials created fear among the wizarding community and muggle community alike, in different ways. In order to protect the wizarding community, the Internation Statute of Secrecy was created; "International Statute of Secrecy aimed to protect witches and wizards globally from the fear and persecution that they faced at the hands of their Muggle counterparts. It urged witches and wizards to seclude themselves and live separately to protect themselves and their children from the misguided ideology that spurred witch-hunt hysteria." (A History of Magic).

Sources:
A History Of Magic
Lecture Notes
HP Lexicon



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Lillith didn't really like studying that day, nor did she want to learn about history. So she begrudgingly walked into the classroom, greeted her friend and sat in her desk, leaning on both of her hands. She didn't care to take notes but she took out some parchment anyways. She took out her pencil case, her parents told her that she will not need it, but she quite preferred a pencil over a quill. She took lazy notes as the professor continued to lecture. Mostly scribbles and badly drawn doodles. Lillith remembered the basics of the Salem witch trials from her previous schools, and even then she didn't pay too much attention to it. She tried her best not to fall asleep in the class, trying to keep her mind on the drawings that she had drawn, but she soon got too bored and started dozing off.

When she woke up, the class was almost finished. Lillith didn't feel much panic, she was used to not paying attention and not garnering the best grades, but to her it didn't matter much. She didn't find much use for the things she learnt in school, and neither will she. History of Magic didn't really interest her too much either. She didn't feel the need to do any homework or obtain extra credit, but she wrote the homework down in case she felt the want to do it, though knowing her she would probably not do it. When class finished she just left the classroom nonchalantly.


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Rosemarie was up early today and she didn’t want to wake up Ana. She grabbed a pot of bluebells and went in for an early breakfast. She stuffed her face with a breakfast muffin and once she was done and it was close to the History of Magic lesson she left the Great Hall to make her way towards the first floor. When she arrived she took a seat behind her usual desk and waited for the lesson to start. Ana had said that her plants could be a distraction and Rose understood her point, they didn’t have to sit together in all classes and Rose was fine with that. Her Halloween outfit was going to be great all thanks to Ana, so she saw her plenty. She grabbed her pen and paper and started making notes about the witch trials.

The information came in a fast and steady pace there weren’t pauses in between and the Professor kept on going. She hoped that Ana made notes so they could swap out what they had written down. Rose was sure she had missed bits and bobs here and there. The fact that they murdered innocent people was just plain weird. She had the same thought though when she heard she could do magic. Rose had envisioned major witch hunts and attempts on her life. When the Professor told the class the homework she opened her books in the hope the answer was there.


Rosemarie Chatwin
First year, Hufflepuff
History of Magic lesson 3


Salem Witch Trials
The Salem Witch Trials were a bleak event in Wizarding and Muggle history. It is particularly well known and described thoroughly. Back in 1692-1693 in a Massachusetts colony in Salem more than 150 people were charged with witchcraft. Not all 150 got found guilty and in the end 19 people found their end in various ways. Some people speak of hangings others have stories of putting a large rock at someone’s ankle and then they would be thrown into the lake. If they survived they were definitely a witch. Some also state that they burned people alive. People fear the unknow and that is exactly what happened here. The people of the town were led by fear, the fear of dying livestock and the fear of the church not accepting you. Which resulted in this major witch hunt. The ministry now has laws in place to make sure that there isn’t a follow up of these horrible events.

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Aoi slipped into her seat and prepared to take notes. Professor Pourollis had said that today’s lesson was going to be a long one, and as it was about the Salem Witch Trials, Aoi was sure there would be a lot of information to sink in. She was finding herself mostly enjoying history of magic, though she was sure that after this lesson her hand would ache.

As the notes came, Aoi quickly scribbled then down, cursing quietly to herself as she felt her hand begin to cramp. She found the whole subject fascinating though, even if she did feel sorry for the women who had been executed so unfairly and Aoi found herself wondering how such a random and weird method could reliably find witches. Why did they even need to be found?

At the end of the lesson, Aoi scanned her notes. She was pretty sure she had gotten most of the important points down, and she nodded in satisfaction before writing down the homework assignment and getting up, planning on making a visit to the library.

1692 in Salem, Massachusetts
-Salem divided into two groups (Separate and unseperated)
-Farmers wanted to seperate
-Reverend Samuel Parris, had nine children
-Betty and Abigail Williams (niece) started having unexplained fits
-Tituba made witch cake to find out the witches
-Girls name Tituba, Sarah Good, Sarah Osborne
-Are executed along with 17 others
-The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy is formed

Salem Witch Trials - Sarah Good

Sarah Good was born in 1653 to an innkeeper. She married a poor servant named Daniel Poole who died in 1686 in debt. Sarah Good then married her second husband, William Good.The Goods were poor and had to rent rooms in other people’s houses and William Good would do labour in exchange for lodging and food. However, Sarah Good’s reputation as being rude and unpleasant prevented them from being able to find lodgings.

In 1962, Sarah Good was accused of witchcraft by Betty Parris and Abigail Williams. On February 29th, a warrant was issued for her arrest. Most people in the village wanted Sarah Good gone, and so they testified against her. Even Good’s daughter and husband were forced to testify against her. Good constantly stated throughout the trail that she was being falsely accused. Eventually, she was found guilty, and was hanged after the birth of her child on July 19th, 1692. Even when she was about to be hanged, she told Reverend Nicholas Noyes that she was as much of a witch as he was a wizard, still trying to prove herself innocent.


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Ruben entered the class of Professor Pourroulis, she seemed excited which wasn't a good thing. Ruben knew that when professors look excited that can only mean one thing, it's gonna be a class where they are either going to give a lot of new concepts and a huge speech or it was test day. Since Ruben knew that there was not going to be a test that reduced the probabilities to one. He sat down to hear Professor Pourroulis saying they were gonna talk about the Salem Witch Trials, he face palmed himself in the forehead interiorly.
Professor Pourroulis then started talking at the speed of light, Ruben could barely keep up with everything she was saying. He was halfway through his notes when he lost himself in the sea of words that Professor Pourroulis was saying. That was too much for him.

Salem Witch Trials

Took place in 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts
Town divided in two factions (the ones who wanted to separate and those who didn't)
Most people who wanted to separate were farmers
Putnams were the leaders of the people who wanted to separate
Revered Samuel Parris (somehow he Is important?!?!)
Rev. Sam had a daughter Betty and his niece Abigail
Witchcraft was a sin
Betty and Abi started having fits
Witch cake? (Something that involves dogs?)
Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good those were the names of the women who were blamed for witchcraft
17 others are executed along with them
International Statue of Wizard Secrecy is created

After a very confusing class Professor Pourroulis decided to dismiss class. Thank God, Ruben thought to himself. His hands were tired, his brain was tired, his ears were tired and he was pretty sure that if he asked his quill and parchment they would be tired too. Ruben didn't wanna seem too eager to get out of there so he was the second student leaving. He definitely needed to review his notes and put some sense into them.

Salem Witch Trials

In 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts, occurred an event know as the Salem Witch Trials. In these trials, both wizards and muggles were accused of witchcraft because they did not follow a certain life style, the Puritain lifestyle
Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good were the first being accused of witchcraft by Betty and Abigail Williams, daughter and niece respectively of a man who was also very involved in all of this, Reverend Samuel Parris. If these three women were witches or not it is unknown. With them, seventeen more people were killed for suspicion of witchcraft, burned at the stake. This were the only people who died but a lot of others were accused of witchcraft too, both wizards and muggles.
This created some fear and panic both in the wizard community and the muggle community alike.
With the purpose of protecting the wizard community the International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created by the governments of the wizard community.


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Hunter was at the History of Magic classroom, another week, a step closer to the end, he liked to stay positive even when he knew he wasn't even halfway through it.
The teacher greeted everyone with her usual smile and a good morning. He couldn't believe that there were people who actually enjoyed this subject, but it is what it is and Professor Pourroulis probably didnmt like Herbology as much as the young Hufflepuff boy.
Today's topic was actually an interesting one, the Salem Witch Trials. It wasn't a pretty one that's for sure since everyone was tortured and murdered and burned but it was interesting actually.
Hunter decided to take some important notes one it just in case this would be important in his exam later this year or even in his fifth and seven grades'.
Slaem Witch Trials were in 1692, in Salem, Massachusetts
Imporatnt figures:
- Putmans
- Reverend Samuel Parris
Betty and Abigail Williams acused 3 women of witchcraft
Betty and Abigail were realated to the Reverend
The women's names were Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good
The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created after this to protect the wizard community
Professor Pourroulis wrapped up the class and dismissed everyone. Hunter was feeling a bit bad that he hadn't enough time to do his homework but he didn't need the extra credit. After the teacher said her farewells all the students including Hunter started to leave.


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Olivia took a sit on her usual bench ready to start class, History of Magic needed so much focus that she could just forget everything else which was a good thing for Olivia. She was still getting used to the idea of flying on her next Flying class, so History of Magic was the exit she needed.
Today they were talking about Salem Witch Trials. Olivia had seen movies and read some books so she knew that in the old days people were accused of witchcraft at the slightest evidence or at the slightest lack of evidence. You just needed to have enough enemies and to be a woman that it would be a matter of time until you were burned alive.

Salem Witch Trials happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
The farms wanted to separate from the town of Salem
The Putmans were the leaders of the farmers and had a Puritan way of living.
Reverend Samuel Parris had a daughter, Betty, and a niece, Abigail Williams, who started to have fits.
Betty and Abigail accused three women of witchcraft, Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good
They were executed with 17 other people.
It was created the International Statue of Wizard Secrecy to protect all wizards from this

Olivia wasn't actually enjoying hearing of so much death and people who were killed without any evidence. The class was soon after dismissed and received a task for homework but Olivia didn't really wanted to relieve those menories so she was only going to stick to her notes and study them only when strictly necessary.


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Valentin was on his way to his new class of History of Magic. He wasn't exactly thrilled but he had to do it if he wanted to be a second year. He entered in class and was welcomed by Professor Pourroulis, he greeted her back because Valentin did not appreciate being seen as rude or something like that. He was a Hufflepuff he had a reputation to maintain.

Professor Pourroulis started talking about Salem and the Witch Trials, it wasn't really a topic that Valentin enjoyed but his motto was 'you gotta do it if you want to be a second year'. His favourite class so far was definitely flying and nothing could ever top that. He still decided to take some notes just to look like he cared a bit.

1692- Salem Trials
Betty and Abigail accused Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good of witchcraft
Witchcraft was a sin
International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created in order to protect wizards accused of witchcraft

Soon enough the teacher stopped speaking, this was an extremely hard class for him to concentrate with when it was so boring and he found so many things that could distract him.Professor Pourroulis proposed a homework but honestly Valentin had had enough of that for a while besides he was doing great in class so he didn't really needed the extra credit, he hoped the teacher didn't get mad about it.


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Athena always was ready for history of magic. She walked to classroom and she was new coolor to her hair. She loved what Penmy did her to hair and she hoped that she can do that all the time. Athena writed notes about history of magic and Salem wich Trial. She hoped that she can do the right thing and wantes so much learned.

When she was finished about Salem trial and then she finished writing king Arthur easey. Bedouse she was alomost forgot finished her job. She needed good grades. She hoped that she writed good and then later gave proffessor. When leason was over she left history of magic classroom anď walk the next leason.

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KING ARTHUR

A true telling of this tale could take a lifetime.
It’s the most important story in all of England and is almost as old as the language itself.
But even though it’s a daunting task, we still want to try and give you our version of the story. It's short, it's magical, and it's full of all our favourite bits.

The Trials of Young Arthur
It starts in England around the 5th century. The Romans had left, and the Saxons were invading from the Germanic regions. It was a vicious and dangerous time.

So, the king of England, Uther Pendragon, decided to hide his son, Arthur. With the help of Merlin, the long-bearded and wise old wizard, they placed the child in a safe town where no one could find out his identity.

And because no one knew of Arthur’s true lineage, the other kids in school bullied him: they treated him like an unwanted orphan. He had a small and skinny demeaner and was an easy target.

But this wasn’t going to last forever.

The enemies of England had poisoned the king, and without an heir to the throne, all the nobles of the land came to Merlin to ask him who should be the new king.



We’re supposed to give you a guide to King Arthur's legend. This means we'll need to tell you the tale.

But even though we’ve done all the research, been on countless tours to the legendary locations, and watched the movies; we think it’s an almost impossible task.

There are just SO many different versions. A true telling of this tale could take a lifetime.

It’s the most important story in all of England and is almost as old as the language itself.

But even though it’s a daunting task, we still want to try and give you our version of the story. It's short, it's magical, and it's full of all our favourite bits.

So here it goes.



The Trials of Young Arthur


It starts in England around the 5th century. The Romans had left, and the Saxons were invading from the Germanic regions. It was a vicious and dangerous time.

So, the king of England, Uther Pendragon, decided to hide his son, Arthur. With the help of Merlin, the long-bearded and wise old wizard, they placed the child in a safe town where no one could find out his identity.

And because no one knew of Arthur’s true lineage, the other kids in school bullied him: they treated him like an unwanted orphan. He had a small and skinny demeaner and was an easy target.

But this wasn’t going to last forever.

The enemies of England had poisoned the king, and without an heir to the throne, all the nobles of the land came to Merlin to ask him who should be the new king.

Merlin said, “In Westminster, there’s a sword stuck in a stone. It’s a powerful blade. And whoever can take this sword out the stone is the true king of England.”

For years, the strongest men from across the world tried to pull the sword out. Some people would train for months, others would smear it in oil to loosen it, and one person even tried to break the stone instead. But the powerful magic meant no one could make the sword move even a millimetre.

In the meantime, Merlin met with Arthur. He became Arthur’s tutor and taught the young man that knowledge was more important than strength. And Arthur was no idiot, he absorbed all the teaching like a sponge.

Merlin had grown to immensely admire the boy’s intelligence and moral virtues, so when the boy was 15, Merlin took him to the sword in the stone.

But the crowds in the town square laughed when they arrived. And a huge giant of a man said “Look at those tiny arms. They probably aren’t strong enough to hold cutlery let alone pull out the sword in the stone.”

Yet Arthur was wise beyond his years. He took no notice of the cruel words and walked up to the sword. He looked at it for a few seconds, glanced at the crowd, and slid it out with ease.

The crowd was silenced. It was a painfully long silence. It started to worry Arthur. He wondered whether anyone would want such a small, scrawny king.

But then a woman said, “All hail our new king, king Arthur!”.

And the cheering that ensued was explosive.


The Reign of King Arthur


For years, King Arthur ruled a united Britain.

He grew physically stronger as he got older. In fact, he became so strong that he could defeat giants, dragons, cat-monsters, and witches without breaking a sweat. He was a heroic king and ended up clearing up England’s lands from monsters more times than you’ve cleaned your underwear.

What’s more is he ruled in a kind and fair manner. He listened to the rich and poor, and his knights met at a round table, because there’s no head at a round table, so everyone was treated equally and seen as equals.

But we know what you’re now thinking. This is too good to be true.

And yes, it is. As you know, what goes up must come down.

Two of his knights that sat at the honourable round table would be the source of his demise.

One of these knights was Sir Lancelot. He was Arthur’s best friend. But unfortunately, Lancelot was also in love with King Arthur’s wife, Guinevere.

And because Lancelot was the best looking and most chivalrous knight in the kingdom, Guinevere couldn’t resist his allure.

This affair caught the eye of another knight of the round table, Mordred. He was a meek knight who’d always wanted the throne for himself. And unfortunately, he had a small claim, because he was Arthur’s illegitimate son.

Mordred saw this affair between Lancelot and Guinevere as a sinister opportunity.

So, Mordred said to Arthur, “Surprise Lancelot in his room one night soon. And you’ll see whether you’ll want him beside you at the round table at the next full moon.”

Arthur did as he was told and discovered the heart-breaking affair. At first, he thought better of it. The kingdom is more important than this love affair.

But malevolent Mordred kept telling him, “The punishment for adultery is death”, “They’re making you look like a fool”, and “don’t let them get away with this crime against God”.

Eventually, Arthur gave in and sentenced his own wife to death. It’s a hard decision to make, but a decision that showed that no one is above the law of God.

The Betrayal


Lancelot never shied away from a fight, and his honour was more important than anything else in life. So, he rose an army to fight Arthur and save Guinevere. This fight exploded all over the country and caused divisions. Civil war rained its fire upon Britain.

Over time, Lancelot began to lose the battle, he retreated to France and Arthur followed.

But this is when malicious Mordred actualised his plan. He claimed both King Arthur and Lancelot had been killed in France. No one could prove him otherwise, so he became the new king.


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Veronica arrived at class a little out of breath. Her nights at Hogwarts didnmt felt like her nights at home so she still had a bit of trouble trying to sleep. She could only sleep at late hours and she always ended up oversleeping so every morning was a bit of a rush to get to class.
Professor Pourroulis started talking as soon as she sat down, today the topic would be the Salem Witch Trials. Veronica had a feeling this was going to be a long class so she got ready to take some notes because she knew she would get to end of class without know the first thing the teacher said at the beginning.

The trials took place in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692
The Puritans were mostly farmers who wanted to separate fromSalem Town, their leaders were the Putnams.
Puritans thought witchcraft was a sin
Reverend Samuel Parris had a daughter and a niece, Betty and Abigail Williams who started havings fits
Betty and Abigail acused three women of witchcraft Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good
The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created to protect wizards from this

Veronica's hand was a but sore already and it was like Professor Pourroulis knew that because she dismissed class right after. Not before giving the whole class an assignment to do.

Salem Witch Trial

In a town in Massachusetts, Salem, the population was starting to get divided in two factions. One of the factions wanted to separate from Salem Town, mostly farmers, and those who did not want to separate because they were economically tied to their harbours.
Many of the families in Salem were Puritans, and as Puritans they didn't believe in the individual vision of the ones who didn't wanna separate from Salem town as it went against its beliefs of communal nature.
The leader of the farmers, the one who didn't want to separate, were the Putnams.
In 1689 a congregation was formed under the Reverend Samuel Parrih, who had a daughter Betty and an orphan niece, Abigail Williams.
One day the girls started having fits and the doctor couldn't figure out what was wrong with them.
Some days later the girls accused three women, Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good, of witchcraft. These women along with seventeen other people were executed and a lot of of other people were accused of witchcraft.
The government of the wizarding world decided then to create the International Statue of Wizard Secrecy to protect the wizard community from this.


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Saira Lykims

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Saira entered the History of Magic classroom, she was not too excited for the class but she didn't show any signs of displeasure. She looked for her friend and sat by her. When the teacher said that the class was going to be composed of a lecture, she was not surprised, so Saira simply took out her ink and quill and started taking notes.

Saira soon got bored, scribbling flowers into the corners of her paper. She glanced beside her and noticed her seatmate had fallen asleep. Saira snickered at the sight, deciding not to wake her up, it reminded her of when they were back in muggle school. Her friend would always end up sleeping in any type of lecture. Saira quickly looked back at the board and tried to pay attention to the lecture.

Salem Witch Trials
-1692, Salem Massachusetts
-Salem divided into two factions (farmers & puritans)
-Leaders: Putnams (most land)
-Reverend Samuel Parris
-Two of his children started the trials, Betty and Abigail Williams (niece)
-Witchcraft is a sin
-Betty and Abigail had 'fits' that doctors did not understand
-Witch Cake (feeding urine cake to dog, ew)
-The girls accused three women -Tituba (servant), Sarah Good (poor), and Sarah Osborne (old)
-Trials Led to their deaths and the deaths of 17 Others
-The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created


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Aurora was sitting in her bench at her History of Magic classroom, she was one of the first ones arriving. Professor Pourroulis was waiting for all the other students to arrive. Aurora tried to be as much of a good student as she could, that's what her grandma advised her to do. She was actually enjoying this classes, they were more interesting than the ones she had last year.
Once all the students were in class the professor started talking. They would be learning about the Salem Witch Trials and Aurora decided to take some notes.

S.W.T. happened in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692
Betty and Abigail accused three women of witchcraft, Tituba, Sarah Osborne and Sarah Good.
Betty was the daughter of Reverend Samuel Parris and Abigail was his niece
Along with these 3 women 17 more people were killed
The International Statue of Wizard Secrecy was created to protect the wizard community

It had been a long class but it was a productive one. Aurora was thinking on her grandma and how she probably send her an owl that she didn't even paid attention to the homework assignment, she just decided to pack her things and leave as soon as possible after she heard the word 'dismissed'.


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It was without a doubt that Emori was enjoying her time at Hogwarts. She was loving it here, she got to do so many wonderful things, and she had already met so many nice people, in her year at least. She was looking forward to start going to the clubs she had signed up for, and whatever events they planned. It was only the third week of the semester, but the Slytherin was eager to see what they were all about. Three clubs would probably keep her busy, and she wanted to just do things and get properly busy. Here, she would be able to do the things that she had missed out on when she was little, before she was adopted, so she wanted to experience that type of freedom. Em placed all the required textbooks in her bag before she headed to History of Magic, making sure to sit somewhere near the front as her heart swelled with pride that her sister was teaching the subject. She figured Octavia wouldn't like it if she sat at the back and Emori did not want to be rude. She took out her writing equipment and let out a loud sigh at the words 'long lecture'. It had to be done, she reminded herself, though she really was not a fan. The girl took notes, trying her best to pay attention the whole way through. When the lesson was over, Emori massaged her wrist, before she scribbled the homework beneath her notes and packed away all of her things. When they were dismissed, she swung her bag over her shoulders and made her way out of the classroom.

Homework said:
Emori Pourroulis
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History of Magic, Lesson 3
The Salem Witch Trials: Reverend Samuel Parris

Samuel Parris was a reverend during the Salem Witch Trials that took place in Massachusetts, in 1692. Samuel Parris was born in London in 1653, and he was the son of a cloth merchant by the name of Thomas Parris. In 1680 he moved to Boston, where he tried to establish himself as a merchant. However, he quickly became dissatisfied living as a merchant, and decided to change career completely. In 1686, he started to substitute for absent ministers and speaking at informal church gatherings. When his third child was born, Samuel Parris began negotiations with Salem Village, to become its new minister. He was hired, and moved to Salem with his wife, 9-year old daughter Betty and 11-year old niece Abigail Williams, who was an orphan. On 19 November 1689 the church charter of Salem Village was signed, and Reverend Samuel Parris became Salem's first ordained minister.

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/ma-samuelparris/

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Marc was sat in one of the desks with all his papers and inks laid down on the table. When Ms, Pourroulis started the class and said it was a long lecture, he sighed and got ready to make notes. Long lectures weren't foreign to him, seeing that his parents gave him one almost everyday, but he still could've lived without it. Anyhow, he payed close attention to what their teacher was saying and making sure to jot down what he thought was important. The lesson was actually quite interesting, and he found that he didn't mind it all too much. Ms. Pourroulis said something about witchcraft being a sin, and he couldn't help but snort to himself; It was the exact same thing his parents told him and was the reason why he almost wasn't allowed to go to Hogwarts. After the lecture ended, he grabbed all his things and left the room.
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HoM Lesson 3
  • salem witch trials was during 1692 in massachusetts
  • two sides; want to separate (farmers) and not wanting to separate (rich people)
  • putnams were the leaders of the farmers
  • a congregation was formed under reverend samuel parris to solidify a separation from salem town
  • witchcraft was a sin because it denied God's superiority; it was also a crime because they could summon the devil to do bad things
  • betty and abigail were samuel parris' daughters and they had fits one day; when given a witch cake made by tituba and her husband, they accused tituba, sarah osborne and sarah good
  • the three were primary suspects for witchcraft and were executed along with 17 other women
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Amara enterd class with hope that today they won't listen a long lecture. But her expectations did not pay off.
When the class begin, Amara tried to write everythin she find useful. Why it is soo long. She thinked.
Amara liked history only because sometimes it was interesting. Today it was fifty / fifty. Muggles are so prectitable. Always tried to kill witches, and they think that it is the best thing to do.
When the class ended Amara almost ran out the class. She didn't want to miss the next lession.


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Taking her seat for History of Magic, Brooke was curious about today's subject. She was a firm believer that you could learn a lot from the past, and what had occurred with the Salem Witch trials had been something of a shame, in Brooke's opinion. Hilarious that muggles thought they could somehow oust any witches just by burning them, but sad for what they had done to innocent muggles as well, especially with the focus on only 'punishing' women. Brooke wondered if it would have blown their minds to find out plenty of wizards existed as well as witches. As the professor continued the lecture, there were a lot of names and events to take down, and Brooke made sure she was spelling things correctly, especially the proper nouns. Muggles could be so silly about things, she ruminated, considering all this seemed to have started over some religious nonsense from the muggles, which seemed to very much be their way. It was no wonder the magical community continued to keep their presence a secret. With the lecture over, Brooke took down their homework, shaking her head at how nonsensical the whole thing was. She just didn't get muggle logic, but it would be interesting at least to find something to write an essay on, hoping she could find accounts from actual witches from the time period.


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Sofia entered the classroom excited for the next lesson and quickly sat down. She was really enjoying History of Magic and everything she was learning with the class.
The young girl looked up and grabbed her quill, ready to take some necessary notes as the professor started the lesson. Today they were learning about the Salem Witch Trial and Sofia found it extremely interesting. She had already heard about it , but never with that much details.
She scribbled down everything she could, just like the professor had recommended them to and at the end of the lesson, she grabbed all her notes and left the classroom.


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James made his way into history of magic and Professor Pourroulis was quick to tell them to take out their quills and parchment so they could take notes on the lecture she gave them on the Salem Witch trials. James knew a little about it from some of the history books they had laying about at home. James followed along the lecture taking detailed notes on the important details of the lecture. When the lesson came to an end James folded up his notes and put them away in his bag, once they were dismissed he made his way out of the classroom.


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"Good afternoon, Professor Pourroulis" Penny parroted back to the teacher as she got herself seated for this weeks History of Magic lesson. She took out her quill and started taking notes about the Salem Witch Trails. She had heard about the trials before but didn't know any details so found it interesting listing to the lecture. She took notes as they went along. At the end of the lesson, she packed up and left for the dungeons.
 

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