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date: 07 April 2020

Pendle witches Lancashire witcheslocked

(act. 1612)
  • Laura Gowing

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Pendle witches Lancashire witches (act. 1612), represented one of the larger groups of witches prosecuted in early modern England and one of the most famous. The mass of confessions and testimonies elicited before and during the trials at Lancaster in 1612 recalled events of up to eighteen years before and involved tensions between mothers and children, siblings, neighbours, and landlords and tenants....

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