The speed of the trials was amazing. For example, the calendar of Frau Anna Hansen in 1629 reads as follows: imprisoned on suspicion of witchcraft
· 17 June- imprisoned on suspicion of witchcraft.
· 18 June- refused to confess: scourged.
· 20 June- tortured with the thumbscrews: confessed
· 28 June- her confession read to her
· 30 June - voluntarily confirmed her confession: sentenced
· 4 July- informed of the date of her execution
· 7 July- beheaded and burned.