Lancashire witches

[a romance of Pendle Forest] by William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: Gerrard in Nelson [England]

Written in English
Published: Pages: 572 Downloads: 704
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StatementWilliam Harrison Ainsworth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR4002 .L3 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 572 p.
Number of Pages572
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16199861M

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The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories. This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial; which took place inwhen ten witches were arraigned and.

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Ainsworth has in turn. The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, together with others terrorised the district of Lancashire around Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland during the early seventeenth century.

The witches named in the book were real enough, if not as witches then as people. The Lancashire Witches is the only one of his 40 novels never to have been out of print. The British writer Robert Neill dramatised the events of in his novel Mist over Pendle, first published in The writer and poet Blake Morrison treated the subject in his suite of poems Pendle Witches.

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The witches named in the book were real enough, if not as witches 5/5(1). Title page of the original edition published in The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster is the account of a series of English witch trials that took place on 18–19 Augustcommonly known as the Lancashire witch trials.

Except for one trial held in York they took place at Lancaster Assizes. PART III REWRITING THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES 8 The pilot’s thumb: Macbeth and the Jesuits Richard Wilson 9 Sexual and spiritual politics in the events of –34 and The Late Lancashire Witches Alison Findlay 10 The ‘Lancashire novelist’ and the Lancashire witches Jeffrey Richards 11 Wicca, Paganism and history: contemporary File Size: 2MB.

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Fear of Witchcraft in Lancashire. During the sixteenth century whole districts in some parts of Lancashire seemed contaminated with the presence of witches; men and beasts were supposed to languish under their charm, and the delusion which preyed alike on the learned and the vulgar did not allow any family to suppose that they were beyond the reach of the witch's power.

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GLOBE QUARTOS THE WITCHES OF LANCASHIRE RICHARD BROME and THOMAS HEYWOOD First printed: Londotl} This editiotl prepared by Gabriel Egan GLOBE EDUCATION atld II m II NICK HERN BOOKS LONDON GLOBE QUARTOS This edition of The Witches of Lancashire first published in Great BritainFile Size: 3MB.

THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES. A Romance of Pendle Forest. By William Harrison Ainsworth, Esq. Sir Jeffery.—Is there a justice in Lancashire has so much skill in witches as I have?

Nay, I'll speak a proud word; you shall turn me loose against any Witch-finder in Europe. I'd make an ass of Hopkins if he were alive.—Shadwell. Third Edition.4/5(32).

The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during is England's most notorious witch-trial – here Philip Almond recounts the drama and paranoia of those volatile times. Four hundred years ago, in a Lancaster courtroom on Wednesday 19 Augusta fourteen year old girl called Grace Sowerbutts gave evidence relating to the.

But the more the book progressed, the more I started to feel nauseated. The Pendle “witches” were not, of course, witches. They were innocent and misunderstood women persecuted by a misogynistic patriarchy and a merciless careerist judge. The Lancashire Witches, though, is not a historical novel.

It’s a romance.