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The Lancashire Witches (Large Print Edition)

A Romance of Pendle Forest

by William Harrison Ainsworth

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Published by BiblioBazaar .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fiction / General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages732
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11876366M
    ISBN 101426408501
    ISBN 109781426408502

    THE WITCHES OF LANCASHIRE THE WITCHES OF LANCASHIRE Cast of the staged reading co-ordinated by James Wallace at the Globe Education Centre on 12 August Prologue Arthur, a young gemlemall Tom Shakestolle, a younggetulemau Bantam, a yOtltlg gentlematl Hihetstolle, nephew to Generolls Generous, a wealthy squireFile Size: 3MB. The Lancashire Witches is the only one of William Harrison Ainsworth's forty 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.

    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(31).   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 book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Studies, with essays by the leading experts in both :

    "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 written by the clerk to the court, Thomas Potts, first published in . 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.


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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.

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 by: 6.

The Lancashire Witches book The Lancashire Witches [Ainsworth, William Harris] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Lancashire Witches/5(64). 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(69).

Not long after ten Lancashire residents were found guilty of witchcraft and hanged in Augustthe official proceedings of the trial were published by the clerk of the court Thomas Potts in his The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster. Four hundred years on, Robert Poole reflects on England's biggest witch trial and how it still has relevance today.

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 book also covers the little-known second witch trial ofwhen up to nineteen witches were sentenced to death. Other essays look at how stories of Lancashire witchcraft have been shaped and retold, from Thomas Pott's original book of the trial, Shakespeare's Macbeth and Heywood and Brome's play The Late Lancashire Witches to Harrison.

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 but two were tried at Lancaster Assizes on 18–19 Augustalong with the Samlesbury.

Internet Archive BookReader Lancashire Legends, A Rare Tract On The Lancashire Witches () Internet Archive BookReader Lancashire Legends, A Rare Tract On The Lancashire Witches () Lancashire Legends, A Rare Tract On The Lancashire Witches (). weekend conference on ‘The Lancashire Witches: History, Heritage and Representation –’ which gave rise to this book.

His publications include Time’s Alteration: Calendar Reform in Early Modern England () and The Diaries of Samuel Bamford (with Martin Hewitt) ().File Size: 2MB. 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. Synopsis 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, in Lancashire, England. When a Cistercian monk, Borlace Alvetham, is falsely accused of witchcraft and /5(69).

The Lancashire Witches (FULL Audio Book) by Harrison Ainsworth The Lancashire Witches is a highly fictionalised account of the activities of. Authoritative academic (and exhaustive) account of the the Lancashire Witches, England's most famous witch-trials.

Although not a long book, the academic tone does not make for light reading, and some of the lengthier passages in olde English weren't the easiest to get through, but no stone is left unturned, as everything you could ever want to /5.

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. 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.

This book is a major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial, which took place inwhen ten witches were arraigned and hanged in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In it, 11 experts from a variety of fields offer surveys of these events and their meanings for contemporaries, for later generations, and for the present day.

Lancashire Witches by Ainsworth, William Harrison and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 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 In ten people were executed on the moors about Lancaster, having been found guilty of witchcraft at Lancaster Castle.

The evidence given against the so called ‘Pendle Witches’ was based on memories, hearsay and superstition and would not be considered in a modern court.

William Harrison Ainsworth’s The Lancashire Witches, published as a serial and then in book form inhas the distinction of being one of the most popular Gothic novels ever written and one of the few that has never been out of print—indeed, the only one of Ainsworth’s many novels that can make that has it been so popular?

I think because its subject matter is so very shocking.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.

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