Inspired by the Witch Trials around the world such as the Salem Witch Trials and the Bideford Witch Trials – the last known site for hanging for witchcraft in England, a new interactive test discovers whether you’d actually survive the trials and what your punishment would be.
Extensive historical research of the traits that led people to be identified as witches, and accounts of the horrifying punishments they were given, have been used to accurately match up how people would be judged now.
This new, interactive quiz looks at how likely you are to survive the Witch Trials.
Can You Survive the Witch Trials? asks a series of questions to determine your level of guilt and then reveals one of 15 excruciating punishments. Includes unique facts from historical research about each question and punishment, and the truth behind the trials.
Created by Stay In Devon, the quiz was inspired by the Bideford Witch Trials in north Devon, which resulted in the last ever hangings for witchcraft in England.
Using information from extensive historical research, the quiz assesses your physical and personality traits and assigns a punishment based on how likely you were to be considered a witch between the 15th and 17th centuries.
The piece gives historical accounts used to determine a person’s level of guilt and also reveals horrific facts about the Witch Trials. These includes how many convicted witches were killed in Europe, the method of execution for each trial, and what witch-like characteristics led to accusations.
For example – did you know that the youngest victim of the Witch Trials was only five years old? Or that you were more likely to be accused of witchcraft if you had no children?
You also have the chance to change your answers and try to escape without punishment – or potentially increase your guilt and suffer an even worse fate…
The quiz outcomes include:
* The boot
* Iron bar
* Scalding baths
* The rack
* Pulled apart
* Burned at the stake
James Starkey, Stay In Devon Marketing Manager, said: “We’re very proud of our history and heritage in Devon – but the area doesn’t half have some gruesome stories to tell as well! Not least the fact that the last ever witch hangings in the UK took place in the Little White Town of Bideford back in 1682.
“With Halloween fast-approaching, we wanted to see how people in the modern day would have fared during the height of the witch trials. Our interactive quiz will tell you whether or not you’d have been found guilty of being a witch – and reveals the gruesome punishment you’d have had to endure!
“Of course, Halloween is all about enjoying yourselves, and that’s what this is about too – having fun. Whether you’re heading out with the kids trick-or-treating or going to a party with friends, make sure you stay safe this October 31st.”
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