The trial of the Pendle witches, 1612
The trials of the Pendle witches starts 18th, August, 1612 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 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 and 19 August 1612, along with the Samlesbury witches and others, in a series of trials that have become known as the Lancashire witch trials.
Extra Note: The accused were Elizabeth Southerns , her daughter Elizabeth Device, and her grandchildren James and Alizon Device; Anne Whittle, and her daughter Anne Redferne. The others accused were Jane Bulcock and her son John Bulcock, Alice Nutter, Katherine Hewitt, Alice Grey, and Jennet Preston.
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