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
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Editors. "Trial of the Lancashire witches". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16072, accessed 19 September 2017.]