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The History of the Lancashire Witches

1825

The British Library

The British Library

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 1612, when 19 people were accused of practising witchcraft. However, the author of this text sought to portray Lancashire witches in a more positive light. The book is illustrated with simple woodcuts, including this illustration of a jolly witch mounting a broomstick. Shown here: pp. 22–23

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  • Title: The History of the Lancashire Witches
  • Date Created: 1825
  • Location: British Library, London, UK
  • Location Created: Coventry
  • Type: Printed book
  • Original Source: 1078.i.25.(5.)
  • Rights: Public Domain. For more information visit: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

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