Profile of Bridget Bishop
Biographical details on immigrants from England to the Massachusetts Bay Colony can be hard to find. Bishop’s birthdate remains unclear; estimates range from 1632 to 1640… She was married three times: first to a man whose last name was Wasslebee; then, in 1666, to Thomas Oliver, who died in 1672; and then, in 1687, to Edward Bishop… The Salem witch trials are portrayed in Arthur Miller‘s 1953 play, The Crucible, featuring John Proctor as a main character.
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