The generally accepted "high" estimate" of the number of "witches" burned through the "burning times" is around 100,000. With a number of around 60,000 being considered more common. However, we do tend to get the "radical" estimate as high as 9 million.
Now, my question is, where do these numbers come from? We all know "history is written by the winner" and the few records which do exist of these atrocities come from those "winners." We know there were a number of towns which were completely wiped out, others were almost completely erased, and we have no idea the numbers of victims which came out of these towns or the surrounding countryside.
Regardless of where your numerical belief comes in at when estimating these numbers, my question is WHERE do we get the estimates? It seems to me they are little more than guesses taken from writings and records which were written by those who came later - not at the time of the doings.
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