This Wealthy Woman Was Hanged as a Witch for Speaking Her Mind

A 19th-century illustration depicting the execution of Anne Hibbins in 1656. Frank Thayer Merril/Lynn and Surroundings by Clarence. W. Hobbs/Lewis & Winship Publishers Anne Hibbins was not popular in her Boston community in the mid-1600s. There was her privilege, her demanding standards and her penchant for speaking her mind. When Hibbins’ husband died in 1654, [...]