Published on Tuesday 10 May 2011 09:19

visitors to the Blackpool Tower Dungeon this autumn are likely to find themselves spellbound by one of the attractions on offer.

 For the exhibits on display will involve a modern-day show telling the story of the Pendle Witch trials of [...]

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Set in Lancashire, England, during the infamous witch trials of 1612, Daughters of the Witching Hill reveals the true story of Bess Southerns, aka Old Demdike, cunning woman, healer and the most notorious of the Pendle Witches, and of Alizon Device, her granddaughter, struggling to come to terms with her family’s troubling legacy. Though [...]

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The War on Witches

On March 31, 2011 By

historyextra.com magazine article   Where history happened 

1. Pendle Hill, Lancashire

Mass witch trials were rare in England, primarily due to the workings of common law, which prevented individuals from pursuing campaigns against a general perceived threat. Instead, a charge was usually based on a formal complaint from [...]

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Lancaster Castle, where the trial of  the Pendle Witches  took place in 1612, is no longer a working prison.

The last remaining prisoners left Lancaster Castle this week

The lease on the castle taken out by the Ministry Of Defence still has around three years to run.

The castle’s owners – the [...]

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