The Lancashire Witch Craze

Jennet Preston and the Lancashire Witches, 1612

By Jonathon Lumby

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'Jennet Preston lies heavy upon me', cried Thomas Lister on his deathbed. We are told that his corpse bled when she touched it, and Jennet was convicted of witchcraft. Was there really a satanic coven on Pendle side? By placing the events in their European context, this work explains why these disturbing events occurred.

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'Jennet Preston lies heavy upon me', cried Thomas Lister on his deathbed. We are told that his corpse bled when she touched it...and Jennet was convicted of witchcraft. Was there really a satanic coven on Pendle side? Or was Jennet framed by Lister's son? And were the other 'witches' actually caught up in a much broader and more disturbing pattern of religious persecution? Jonathan Lumby presents a remarkable series of new insights. By placing the events in their wider European context, he explains far more satisfactorily than ever before exactly why these disturbing events occurred.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Carnegie Publishing
Publication Date 21 May 2007
ISBN 9781859360255
Number of Pages 240

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'... this book comes as a complete revelation ... Jonathan Lumby has done himself proud. This is a fascinating book, well written, and is above all a highly intriguing read.'

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