1st Apr 2012 9:00am | By Frankie Mullin
It’s 400 years since a group of ‘witches’ were hanged in Lancashire. We tread their doomed path.
“She was a very old woman, and had been a Witch for fiftie yeares. Shee dwelt in the Forrest of Pendle, a vast place, fitte for her profession. Shee was a generall agent for the Devill: no man escaped her, or her Furies.”
So wrote a chronicler at the 1612 Pendle witch trials; an episode that culminated in the hanging of 10 ‘witches’. After arriving in Lancaster at night, I’m primed to feel the spirits of the women wafting around every corner.
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