Author’s note: The burning times took place between the years 1100-1700. If you had a strange birthmark, mole, disfigurement or were of a liberal political leaning or liked to dance, owned a pet cat, mouse, snake or goat, or a broom, spoke out against injustice, did not obey your husband, enjoyed walking after nightfall, you were tried, persecuted, tortured and either hung or burned at a stake as a Witch. Men, women, children, the elderly, the crippled and even pets, all ended up as victims during the Witch Craze (aka The Burning Times and Witch Hunts/Craze). More middle-aged women than any other were tortured and killed though. (89% were middle-aged women), and of those middle-aged women; most were widowed with property and wealth that the Church wished to possess and stole from them after having them tortured to death.. This is my epic rhyming verse of their story.