Trial of the Lancashire witches

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Historical Context Note

A group of 20 Lancashire woman stand trial accused of witchcraft. Unlike in the case of the Pendle witches of 1612, none are eventually executed, but they are left to languish in prison for some time.
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Citation:
Editors. "Trial of the Lancashire witches". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16072, accessed 30 September 2014.]