'A Huge Pack of Witches': A Witch scare in 17th Century Lancashire

'A Huge Pack of Witches': A Witch scare in 17th Century Lancashire

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 23rd Oct 2020

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In November 1633, a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt so shocking that no lesser body than the Privy Council decided to investigate.

Records of the examinations, of both the accused and the accuser, are held at The National Archives. Using these and other documents, this talk will tell the story of this witch hunt and set it within the context of witchcraft in the Early Modern period.

This talk will be delivered by Jess Nelson, Head of Collections (Medieval, Early Modern, Maps & Legal).

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2020-10-23 2020-10-23 Europe/London 'A Huge Pack of Witches': A Witch scare in 17th Century Lancashire In November 1633, a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt so shocking that no lesser body than the Privy Council decided to investigate. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/23/a-huge-pack-of-witches-a-witch-scare-in-17th-century-lancashire-244786 ,,,

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