The Lancashire Witches

by William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher: Wildside Press

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Horror & ghost stories,
  • Fiction - Fantasy,
  • Fiction,
  • Horror,
  • Classics,
  • Fantasy - Dark/Horror,
  • Horror - General,
  • Fiction / Horror
  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages584
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7978082M
    ISBN 100809511924
    ISBN 109780809511921
    OCLC/WorldCa300408041

Woodcut of witches flying, from Mathers’ Wonders of the Invisible World () and used in an 18th-century pamphlet about the Lancashire witches. By Robert Poole University of Central Lancashire. Four hundred years ago, in , the north-west of England was the scene of England’s biggest peacetime witch trial: the trial of the Lancashire. This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in , when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The Late Lancashire Witches was printed in as the joint work of Thomas Heywood and Richard Brome, but the story of the play was based, in part, upon the book that had been published by Thomas Potts in It is therefore possible that Heywood was the author of a play much earlier than that put on the stage in , to cashi in on the. 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.

New book takes walkers in footsteps of the Pendle ‘witches’ The Lancashire Witches Walk Guide, is a detailed walk book produced by two local authors is now available for the sustainable long-distance walk commemorating the Lancashire Witches Two years ago local walkers from Clitheroe, Burnley and Lancaster constructed the new mile walk, starting in Barrowford and finishing at Lancaster. Jul 20,  · Blake Morrison: under the witches' spell The Late Lancashire Witches, His ideas were set out in his book Daemonologie, and enshrined in Author: Blake Morrison. Check out this great listen on soundsofgoodnews.com "The Lancashire Witches" is a historical novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in for causing harm by witchcraft. Ainsworth based his story largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials. We know so much about the Lancashire Witches because the trial was recorded in unique detail by the clerk of the court, Thomas Potts, who published his account soon afterwards as The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster.I have recently published a modern-English edition of this book, together with an essay piecing together what we know of the events of

The Lancashire Witches can provide a colourful, energetic, festive feel to any party, event or festival. Please contact us for further soundsofgoodnews.comers: May 04,  · The Lancashire witches by William Harrison Ainsworth. Publication date Publisher Nelson Collection europeanlibraries Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Oxford University Language German. Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate The Lancashire Witches is novel based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in for causing harm by witchcraft. The story begins against the backdrop of the Pilgrimage of Grace, an uprising by northern Catholics against the English Reformation instituted by King Henry VIII. As the anonymous author of this book noted, the English county of Lancashire is ‘famous for witches and the very strange pranks they have played’. Lancashire’s popular association with witchery stems from the famous Pendle trials of , when 19 people were accused of practising witchcraft.

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The Lancashire Witches is my first Ainsworth novel and what is touted as one of his better efforts. It's an absorbing historical romance whose plot is propelled by fantasy -- unless, of course, you believe that witches of the 16th century truly communed with the devil and were capable of casting malicious spells/5.

This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial, which took place in when ten witches from the Forest of Pendle were hanged at Lancaster. In this volume, eleven experts from a variety of fields offer new surveys of these events, and of their meaning for contemporaries, for later generations, and for the present day.

Jun 24,  · The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's 40 novels that has remained continuously in print since its first publication.

It was serialised in the Sunday Times newspaper in ; a book edition appeared the following year, published by Henry Colburn/5(52). Nov 29,  · The Lancashire Witches [William Harrison Ainsworth] on soundsofgoodnews.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Nov 29,  · The Lancashire Witches [William Harrison Ainsworth] on soundsofgoodnews.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Ainsworth's last masterpiece, The Lancashire Witches proved a best-seller in its day and influenced many contemporary authors. The Lancashire Witches begins in the 16th century/5(13).

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Aug 22,  · The Lancashire trial was then cited from the s onwards as the legal precedent for using child and ‘supergrass’ evidence in The Lancashire Witches book cases.

Indirectly, the trial of the Lancashire witches may have influenced the notorious ‘witchfinder-general’ trials of the s and even the Salem witch trials of the s in New England. 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 trials of the Pendle witches in are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The twelve accused lived in the area surrounding Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of soundsofgoodnews.com but two were tried at Lancaster Assizes on 18–19 Augustalong with the Samlesbury.

By: Harrison Ainsworth 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.5/5(1). 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 hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire.

The book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Studies, with essays by the leading experts in both fields. The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalized account of the activities of the notorious witches Demdike, Chattox and Alice Nutter who, together with others terrorized the district of Lancashire around Pendle Hill and the Forest of Bowland during the early seventeenth century/5().

The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories Robert Poole. 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 hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In this volume, 11 experts from a variety of fields offer new surveys of these events and their.

The Trials of the Lancashire Witches: A Study of Seventeenth Century Witchcraft by Edgar Peel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at soundsofgoodnews.com Aug 08,  · 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. 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 hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire.

The book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Author: Robert Poole. Jan 01,  · The Lancashire Witches (FULL Audio Book) by Harrison Ainsworth The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of.

Dec 25,  · 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. In this book.

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The exposition of the complex plot explains how Ainsworth wove into the historical sources appealing material. Over years later you have the chance to follow the journey taken by the accused witches, to learn about their lives and the trial that made British history.

From the untamed moorlands of Pendle Hill to the mighty court of Lancaster, take a journey of discovery through Lancashire’s dramatic and historic past. The Lancashire Witches. A Romance of Pendle Forest. William Harrison Ainsworth. 0 (0 Reviews) Free Download.

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The Lancashire Witches: A Romance of Pendle Forest by William Harrison Ainsworth - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. Jun 16,  · The trio, and five others, were committed to Lancashire Castle and put with the Lancashire witches, awaiting the next Lancashire assize or trial to be held. Like the Pendle trial, the court case was recorded in Thomas Pott's Wonderful Discoverie of.

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. Christine recently retired as Manager of Lancaster Castle and has written a book about the trials called ‘ The Lancashire Witch Trails’ to coincide with the year anniversary.

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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.Aug 26,  · The Lancashire Witches is the first of Ainsworth’s ‘Lancashire novels,’ and it is perhaps because of the author’s love for the county of his birth that the book does not suffer from the obviously hasty, and consequently often clumsy.