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Trial by fire

Posted by ESC on April 08, 2004

In Reply to: Trial by fire posted by Beany on April 08, 2004

: : Trial by ordeal

: I was taught at school that 'trial by fire' was a specific version of the 'trial by ordeal' of Medieval witch trials- the accused had to walk a certain distance carrying a red-hot iron bar.

That was mentioned in the trial by ordeal information I found -- carrying a hot iron bar.