by David Holding


'The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612' provides the reader with a complete overview of the famous chain of events leading to the execution of women suspected of witchcraft. It follows chronologically, the events from the initial interview of suspects, the gathering of evidence and finally, culminating in the trials at Lancaster in 1612. This work provides a full account of the proceedings in a format which is both accurate and informative, appealing to both the general reader and local historian.

The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612

SKU: 9781797806679
  • "In David Holding's 'The Pendle Witch Trials of 1612' the writer has delivered a compelling account of the lives of two Pendle families, the 'Pendle Witches'. Living in the isolated villages of the Pendle area, they were the central personalities in W. H, Ainsworth's The Lancashire Witches.Holding's account of the Pendle Witches shows the depth of belief in the power of witchcraft over the lives of ordinary villagers living in the remote areas of Lancashire. This is set in a definitive acount of the seventeenth century legal system. It is this system which tried and ultimately judged the Pendle Witches.David Holding's extensive research into local history combined with a fair and balanced account of the beliefs and superstitions present in seventeenth century Lancashire will appeal both to the general reader and to those with to local historians alike." - John F Henry


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