The Lancashire witches

Histories and stories

Author: Robert Poole

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1847790216

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 6932

This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. The book has equal appeal across the disciplines of both History and English Literature/Renaissance Studies, with essays by the leading experts in both fields. Includes helpful summaries to explain the key points of each essay. Brings the subject up-to-date with a study of modern Wicca and paganism, including present-day Lancashire witches. Quite simply, this is the most comprehensive study of any English witch trial.
Social Science

The Lancashire Witches

A Chronicle of Sorcery and Death on Pendle Hill

Author: Philip C. Almond

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732641

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5263

In the febrile religious and political climate of late sixteenth-century England, when the grip of the Reformation was as yet fragile and insecure, and underground papism still perceived to be rife, Lancashire was felt by the Protestant authorities to be a sinister corner of superstition, lawlessness and popery. And it was around Pendle Hill, a sombre ridge that looms over the intersecting pastures, meadows and moorland of the Ribble Valley, that their suspicions took infamous shape. The arraignment of the Lancashire witches in the assizes of Lancaster during 1612 is England’s most notorious witch-trial. The women who lived in the vicinity of Pendle, who were accused alongside the so-called Samlesbury Witches, then convicted and hanged, were more than just wicked sorcerers whose malign incantations caused others harm. They were reputed to be part of a dense network of devilry and mischief that revealed itself as much in hidden celebration of the Mass as in malevolent magic. They had to be eliminated to set an example to others. In this remarkable and authoritative treatment, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the case of the Lancashire witches, Philip C Almond evokes all the fear, drama and paranoia of those volatile times: the bleak story of the storm over Pendle.
Trials (Witchcraft)

The Wonderful Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster

Author: Thomas Potts

Publisher: Carnegie Pub.

ISBN: 9781859361009

Category: Trials (Witchcraft)

Page: 208

View: 6334

This is a facsimile edition of Thomas Potts' book of 1612 covering the trial of the Pendle Witches, which took place at Lancaster Assizes where he was the clerk of the court. It provides a fascinating primary source for anyone interested in witches.
Lancashire (England)

The Lancashire Witch Conspiracy

Histories and New Discoveries of the Pendle Witch Trials

Author: John A. Clayton

Publisher: Barrowford Press

ISBN: 9780955382123

Category: Lancashire (England)

Page: 264

View: 2840

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 1612 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), is found amongst the dusty records of Whalley parish church where she was both baptised and married. Demdike's husband, a farmer, brought his new wife and her illigitimate child into Pendle Forest and this would eventually trigger the trials at Lancaster of 19 people upon charges of witchcraft. The ancestors of Old Demdike, along with those of Chattox, Elizabeth Device, Alice Nutter et al are covered in a detail never before seen. The history of the Pendle Forest is covered in a depth that provides an unrivalled understanding of the subject of the Pendle Witches. The religious and political climate within the forest provide us with a fascinating idea of the times and, above all, new evidence is offered to show that the gentry would go to any lengths in the advancement of their estates - this would lead to tragedy for whole families within Pendle.

Witchcraft, the Devil, and Emotions in Early Modern England

Author: Charlotte-Rose Millar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1134769814

Category: History

Page: 230

View: 6177

This book represents the first systematic study of the role of the Devil in English witchcraft pamphlets for the entire period of state-sanctioned witchcraft prosecutions (1563-1735). It provides a rereading of English witchcraft, one which moves away from an older historiography which underplays the role of the Devil in English witchcraft and instead highlights the crucial role that the Devil, often in the form of a familiar spirit, took in English witchcraft belief. One of the key ways in which this book explores the role of the Devil is through emotions. Stories of witches were made up of a complex web of emotionally implicated accusers, victims, witnesses, and supposed perpetrators. They reveal a range of emotional experiences that do not just stem from malefic witchcraft but also, and primarily, from a witch’s links with the Devil. This book, then, has two main objectives. First, to suggest that English witchcraft pamphlets challenge our understanding of English witchcraft as a predominantly non-diabolical crime, and second, to highlight how witchcraft narratives emphasized emotions as the primary motivation for witchcraft acts and accusations.

Der Liebesbund


Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442735631


Page: 431

View: 9311


The Oxford Handbook of Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe and Colonial America

Author: Brian P. Levack

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191648841

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 5133

The essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars working in the rapidly developing field of witchcraft studies, explore the historical literature regarding witch beliefs and witch trials in Europe and colonial America between the early fifteenth and early eighteenth centuries. During these years witches were thought to be evil people who used magical power to inflict physical harm or misfortune on their neighbours. Witches were also believed to have made pacts with the devil and sometimes to have worshipped him at nocturnal assemblies known as sabbaths. These beliefs provided the basis for defining witchcraft as a secular and ecclesiastical crime and prosecuting tens of thousands of women and men for this offence. The trials resulted in as many as fifty thousand executions. These essays study the rise and fall of witchcraft prosecutions in the various kingdoms and territories of Europe and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese colonies in the Americas. They also relate these prosecutions to the Catholic and Protestant reformations, the introduction of new forms of criminal procedure, medical and scientific thought, the process of state-building, profound social and economic change, early modern patterns of gender relations, and the wave of demonic possessions that occurred in Europe at the same time. The essays survey the current state of knowledge in the field, explore the academic controversies that have arisen regarding witch beliefs and witch trials, propose new ways of studying the subject, and identify areas for future research.
Juvenile Fiction

Spook - Der Kampf des Geisterjägers

Author: Joseph Delaney

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641141249

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2462

Das Gruseln geht weiter! Nicht nach Einbruch der Dunkelheit lesen! Boggarts, Schemen, Gespenster oder Monster – in seiner Lehrzeit beim Geisterjäger Spook hat Tom Ward sie alle bannen gelernt. Größer als er selbst es ahnt, ist seine Macht. Doch reicht sie auch aus, um dem Hexenproblem in seiner Heimat Herr zu werden? Die Clans dort haben sich verschworen: Tom soll in einem heimtückischen Netz aus Erpressung und Niedertracht ihr Spielball werden, um dabei zu helfen, der schwärzesten Macht der Welt einen Körper zu geben: dem Leibhaftigen selbst! • Gruselfantasy vom Feinsten • 320 Seiten atemberaubende Spannung und wohliges Schaudern • Mit Bonus-Material: das geheime Tagebuch des Helden • Veredelter Umschlag in Lederoptik mit Gold- und Relief-Prägung
Biography & Autobiography

Dare Not Linger - Wage nicht zu zögern

Die Präsidentenjahre. Autorisierte Biografie

Author: Nelson Mandela,Mandla Langa


ISBN: 3732529339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 6353

Als Nelson Mandela im Dezember 2013 starb, weinte nicht allein Südafrika. Die ganze Welt trauerte um den Mann, der seine ganze Kraft eingesetzt hatte, um eine stabile Demokratie aufzubauen. Über die Jahre bis zum Beginn seiner Präsidentschaft legte Mandela in seiner viel beachteten Autobiografie Zeugnis ab. Der Traum von einer neuen Gesellschaft war da noch lange nicht verwirklicht. Seinen Wunsch, auch über die entscheidenden Folgejahre zu schreiben, konnte Mandela sich jedoch nur teilweise erfüllen. Erst jetzt öffnet sich dank seiner Witwe und der Mandela Foundation der Zugang zu seinen außergewöhnlichen Präsidentschaftsjahren, ein unverstellter Einblick in Mandelas Wesen: seine bemerkenswerte Führungsstärke in der Wendezeit, seinen Pragmatismus, seine unverrückbaren Überzeugungen, sein unbeirrtes Streben nach dem Möglichen, seine persönlichen Kämpfe, seine Werte, Schwächen, Ängste und Triumphe, seine Enttäuschungen.

Witchcraft in Early Modern England

Author: James Sharpe

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780582328754

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 7239

With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning with a discussion of witchcraft in the early modern period, and charting the witch panics that took place at this time, the author goes on to look at the historical debate surrounding the causes of the legal persecution of witches. Contemporary views of witchcraft put forward by judges, theological writers and the medical profession are examined, as is the place of witchcraft in the popular imagination. Jim Sharpe also looks at the gender dimensions of the witch persecution, and the treatment of witchcraft in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Supported by a range of compelling documents, the book concludes with an exploration of why witch panics declined in the late seventeenth century and early eighteenth century.


Entzifferung einer nächtlichen Geschichte

Author: Carlo Ginzburg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783803125064


Page: 459

View: 1987

Doktor Faustus


Author: Christopher Marlowe

Publisher: N.A



Page: 147

View: 9220

Dolph Heyliger

Author: Washington Irving

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849611450


Page: 73

View: 8396

Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. Eine okkulte Kurzgeschichte aus Irvings Werk "Bracebridge Hall".
Body, Mind & Spirit

Hexenprozess und Staatsbildung

Author: Johannes Dillinger,Universität Tübingen. Institut für Geschichtliche Landeskunde und Historische Hilfswissenschaften

Publisher: N.A


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 350

View: 3552

Criminal law

Der Hexenhammer

Author: Jakob Sprenger,Heinrich Institoris,J. W. R. Schmidt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783826208089

Category: Criminal law

Page: 783

View: 9890


Early Modern Witches

Witchcraft Cases in Contemporary Writing

Author: Marion Gibson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415215800

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 1344

This collection of pamphlets describes fifteen English witchcraft cases in detail, vividly recreating events to give the reader the illusion of actually being present at witchcraft accusations, trials and hangings. But how much are we victims of literary manipulation by these texts? The pamphlets are presented in annotated format, to allow the reader to decide. Some of the texts appear in print for the first time in three centuries, whilst others are newly edited to give a clearer picture of sources.