The vvonderfull discouerie of witches in the countie of Lancaster

VVith the arraignement and triall of nineteene notorious witches, at the assizes and general gaole deliuerie, holden at the castle of Lancaster, vpon Munday, the seuenteenth of August last, 1612. Before Sir Iames Altham, and Sir Edward Bromley, Knights; barons of his Maiesties Court of Exchequer: and iustices of assize, oyer and terminor, and generall gaole deliuerie in the circuit of the north parts. Together with the arraignement and triall of Iennet Preston, at the assizes holden at the castle of Yorke, the seuen and twentieth day of Iulie last past, with her execution for the murther of Master Lister by witchcraft. Published and set forth by commandement of his Maiesties iustices of assize in the north parts. By Thomas Potts Esquier.
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Printed by W. Stansby for Iohn Barnes, and are to be sold at his shop neare Holborne Conduit , London
Preston, Jennet, -- d. 1612, Witchcraft -- Lancashire (England) -- Early works to
Other titlesWonderfull discoverie of witches in the countie of Lancaster, Arraignement and triall of Jennet Preston., Wonderfull discoverie of witches in the countie of Lancaster., Arraignement and triall of Iennet Preston.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesEarly English books, 1475-1640 -- 1554:24.
ContributionsBromley, Edward, Sir
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[188] p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20362380M

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Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster This August marked the th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials. In Augusteight women and two men from Pendle were found guilty of the charge of murdering ten people by witchcraft.

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Full text of "Discovery of Witches: The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster" See other formats. The official publication of the proceedings by the clerk to the court, Thomas Potts, in his The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster, and the number of witches hanged together – nine at Lancaster and one at York – make the trials unusual for England at that time.

It has been estimated that all the English witch trials between the early 15th and early 18th centuries resulted in fewer than.

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Thomas Pott’s original account modernized & introduced by Robert Poole. In this excellent new book, well-respected historian Robert Poole presents an up-to-date version of Thomas Potts’s original account of the famous witch hunt ofin which 19 Lancashire witches, mostly from the Pendle area, were tried at Lancaster.

Read “Discovery of Witches / The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster”, by fl– Thomas Potts online on Bookmate –. This chapter re-examines the events ofcombining a close reading of Thomas Potts's book, “The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster,” with evidence from other areas to place it in a particular context: the politics of witch-hunting and royal : Stephen Pumfrey.

But pamphlets about cases of witchcraft tended to use 'Discovery' in their titles (The most strange and admirable discouerie of the three witches of Warboys, The vvonderfull discouerie of witches in the countie of Lancaster, etc.).

Ady's point is that he discovers what 'witches' really are, despite all the accusations: innocent. In this excellent new book, well-respected historian Robert Poole presents an up-to-date version of Thomas Potts's original account of the famous witch hunt ofin which 19 Lancashire witches, mostly from the Pendle area, were tried at Lancaster.

Of these nineteen, three were declared innocent, five were acquitted, and eleven were found guilty, ten of whom were hanged. 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.

All of the trials, except one held at York, took place at Lancaster Assizes. Of the twenty men and women accused—who included the Pendle witches and the Samlesbury witches amongst others. The Samlesbury witches were three women from the Lancashire village of Samlesbury – Jane Southworth, Jennet Bierley, and Ellen Bierley – accused by a year-old girl, Grace Sowerbutts, of practising trial at Lancaster Assizes in England on 19 August was one in a series of witch trials held there over two days, among the most famous in English history.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 novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in for causing harm by witchcraft. There was also an original copy of the book by the court of the clerk, Thomas Potts: The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster, which detailed the Pendle Witch Trials.

As well as the exhibits there were several panels of information about the trials themselves.