Friday, October 21, 2011

Fact of the Day: Terrible Ancestor


Nathaniel Hawthrone was a famous author during the 19th century. One of his works was the famous novel The Scarlet Letter.  He did have a famous ancestor as well. Well sorta famous. His great-great-grandfather John Hathorne (Nathaniel changed the spelling of his own surname) was a judge and executor for the infamous Salem Witch Trials. He was the only person to never repent for his crimes. 

8 comments:

  1. I love that novel The Scarlet Letter. :-)

    Much love from Mystic Nymph.

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  2. Burn the witch! Kinda cool history there

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  3. By "witch" you mean poor people being fingered at by a bunch of loony teen girls who hold the keys to the kingdom. Then yes burn the witch. Awesome fact though.

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  4. never regret what you did because in one moment it was exactly what you wanted.

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  5. Snap, that must have brought some bad karma. :D

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