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The Lancashire witch trials of 1612 and 1634 and the economics of witchcraft.

J. T. Swain

The Lancashire witch trials of 1612 and 1634 and the economics of witchcraft.

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Published by Leeds University, School of History in Leeds .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Photocopy of: Northern history, 30, (1994), pp.64-85.

Other titlesNorthern history.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18755820M


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The Lancashire witch trials of 1612 and 1634 and the economics of witchcraft. by J. T. Swain Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft. Northern History: Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of : J. Swain. The Pendle Witch Trials, part of the more extensive Lancashire Witch Trials, are among the most famous witch trials in English history, as well as 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 witchcraft. All but two were tried at Lancaster Assizes on 18–19 Augustalong with the Samlesbury witches and others, in a series of trials that have become known as the Lancashire witch trials.

Th £ Lancashire Witches: and of Pen die, and especially among the poorest section of the community. It seems to have been usual for each of these covens to have one woman as leader, called Reine du Sabbat or witch-queen.

Around her apparently the whole coven focussed. Lancashire, England, was a rampant hot zone for witchcraft in the early 17th century. Pendle Hill took its name from Cumbric and Old English to form the 13th-century village of Penhul.

Inthe town became the focus of religious zealots and paranoia when twenty people faced accusations for witchcraft during the Lancashire witch trials. The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft: Northern History: No 1.

ELECTRONIC. Updated Aug Ina dozen people were accused of using witchcraft to murder ten of their neighbors. Two men and nine women, from the Pendle Hill area of Lancashire, eventually went to trial, and of these eleven, ten were eventually.

It seems, then, that the demonic pacts and witches’ sabbaths which make their first English appearance in the Lancashire trials of owe more to the desire of Thomas Potts and the judges to vindicate their actions by appealing to royal authority than to any actual activities of the Lancashire witches.

Four hundred years ago, inthe north-west of England was the scene of England’s biggest peacetime witch trial: the trial of the Lancashire witches. Twenty people, mostly from the Pendle area of Lancashire, were imprisoned in the castle as witches.

Lancashire Witch Trials The Pendle Witches lived during the reigns of Elizabeth I ( – ) and James I ( – ). As a result of King James I’s firm belief in the existence of witchcraft, an Act was passed which imposed the death penalty “for making a covenant with an evil spirit, using a corpse for magic, hurting life or limb.

A Brief History On Augthe trials of the “Pendle Witches” began in England. 22 years later to the day, across the Channel in France, Urbain Grandier was convicted of sorcery and burned alive.

Apparently the 18th of August is not a good day to be a witch in Europe, at least not back in the 17th century. by Ellen Castelow Perhaps the most notorious witch trial of the 17th century, the legend of the Pendle witches is one of the many dark tales of imprisonment and execution at Lancaster Castle.

Twelve people were accused of witchcraft; one died while held in custody, eleven went to trial. Back in the 17th century, one of the most famous witch trials occurred in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England.

Twelve people had been accused of witchcraft, eleven of whom were found guilty. Fewer than people have been executed for witchcraft in England over a period of three centuries and eleven of them in the summer of The Pendle Witch Trial of At the assizes at Lancaster in the autumn oftwenty persons, of whom sixteen were women of various ages, were committed for.

At no point does Pendle Hill feature in the witch story of See Lancaster above. Roger Nowell Roger Nowell was born inserved as High Sheriff of Lancashire in and was buried at Whalley in Roger Nowell was probably born before and is often confused with his son and main heir Roger Nowell Junior (b).

The mass of confessions and testimonies elicited before and during the trials at Lancaster in recalled events of up to eighteen years before and involved tensions between mothers and children, siblings, neighbours, and landlords and tenants.

At least nineteen alleged witches were charged at Lancaster assizes on 17 August The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy draws upon the experience of an author well versed and qualified in the history of his locality - namely the Forest of Pendle. John A Clayton provides here an in-depth study of the Lancashire Witch Trials of and, in so doing, many new discoveries of the event come to light.

For instance; the most famous 'witch' of them all, Old Demdike (Elizabeth Southern. Political, Social, Economic Contexts Brian Levack,State-building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe J.T.

Swain,The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft Gabor Klaniczay,Witch Hunting in Hungary: Social or Cultural Tensions Robin Briggs,Witches and Neighbors: The Social and Cultural Context of European.

InLancashire was the “dark corner of the land,” (Armitage, ). Lancashire is over miles from London, where the King was based. This large distance meant it was difficult to keep order in the county.

In the yeara group of neighbours in Lancashire met on Good Friday at a party. Witch trials are amongst some of the cruelest events in European history. Thousands of innocent women were murdered by fake accusations.

In England, one of the most famous trials took place induring the reign of King James ( – ). When driven by fear of the unknown, some people have always reacted with irrational and cruel actions. The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy: History of Pendle Forest & Pendle Witch Trials A guide to the Pendle witches story, a series of witch trials in on Pendle Hill in Lancashire.

The book is illustrated with black and white photographs and maps pins. This chapter explores economic and social history in the context of witchcraft in the Pendle area using the ‘village tensions’ approach, the most influential modern explanation of witchcraft.

This model focuses upon the grassroots generation of witchcraft accusations rather than on the prosecution process. 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 around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft. 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 meanings for contemporaries, for later generations, and for.

In the witch hunting frenzy reached Lancashire in what would become the most infamous witch trials in English history: The Pendle Witch Trials. Lancaster has a long and dark history for a relatively small city – it wasn’t granted city status until the s – and Lancaster Castle was still being used as a prison untilyears.

Political, Social, Economic Contexts --State-building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe / Brian P. Levack --The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft / J.T. Swain --Witch Hunting in Hungary: Social or Cultural Tensions.

The witch trials have been a interest of my for a long time, living in lancashire i have been to thevplaces in this book, but this is about the trials of the pendel witches who were hsnged in, there is a part for every witch what she did just fantastic, my information and my own thoughts of were they witches or really old people begging for some money to eat, in such a bleak and cold place to live, give it a read, Reviews: 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.

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 meanings for contemporaries, for later generations, and for the present day.

If he was correct to link witchcraft and the poor, it might be assumed that the Lancashire witch trials of and were only to be expected, given that they followed more than a century of unfavourable economic changes for those on the margin of subsistence, not least with inflation outpacing wage rises.

Walter Stevens, Demon Lovers: Witchcraft, Sex, and the Crisis of Belief II. Political, Social, Economic Contexts Brian P. Levack, State-building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe J.T.

Swain, The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft Gbor Klaniczay, Witch Hunting in Hungary: Social or Cultural Tensions. 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 patronage.

The chapter sheds light not only on how the trials were constructed but also on how the evidence itself. ## Book The Lancashire Witches Histories And Stories ## Uploaded By R.

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Volume 3, Witchcraft in the British Isles and New England. [Brian P Levack;] Witchcraft and the Legal process --The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Possession, Witchcraft, and the Law in Jacobean England -- Women, Witchcraft and the Legal process -- The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the.

Hi Alexander. The primary sources are The Lancashire Witches & by Mildred Tonge ( attributed) The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy by John A. Clayton (second edition ) and the BBC documentary The Pendle Witch Trial. 'The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft.' Northern History 30 ().

Windt, Anne Reiber. 'Witchcraft and Conflicting Visions of the Ideal Village Community.' Journal of British Studies 34 (). Gaskill, Malcolm. 'Witchcraft in Early Modern Kent: Stereotypes and the Background to Accusations.'.

Political, Social, Economic Contexts Brian P. Levack, State-building and Witch Hunting in Early Modern Europe J.T.

Swain, The Lancashire Witch Trials of and and the Economics of Witchcraft Gábor Klaniczay, Witch Hunting in Hungary: Social or Cultural Tensions?Price: $   Jennet's evidence in the Pendle witch trial in Lancashire led to the execution of 10 people, including all of her own family.

In England at that time paranoia was endemic. A Brief History. On Augthree women from Samlesbury in Lancashire, England were put on trial for witchcraft. Just yesterday History and Headlines featured an article about another Lancashire witch trial.

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Football, Witchcraft, Murder, and the King of England () and Witchcraft in Early Modern England (). John Swain teaches history at Nottingham High School. He is author of ‘The Lancashire witch trials of and and the economics of witchcraft’ (Northern History, ), Industry Before the Industrial Revolution: North.The Lancashire trial was then cited from the s onwards as the legal precedent for using child and ‘supergrass’ evidence in witchcraft cases.

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