It is one of the darkest episodes in human history: the “witch-hunts” that led to thousands of people being persecuted all over Europe.
Hull did not escape the panic, although the witch trials that happened here have long been forgotten. And yet over a period of three centuries, many ordinary residents – and mainly women – were accused of being witches and some were put to death.
As unbelievable as it may seem, the town even had its own ducking stool. Read on to find out exactly where this awful torture device was located.