Jennet Device, an illegitimate and lonely child can only look on in horror while her family engage in the dark side of the folk magic learned from her grandmother, the notorious cunning woman known as Old Demdike. When her family’s practices come to the attention of the local sheriff, Jennet suddenly finds herself at the centre of a witch trial which could destroy them all.
Written by the leading authority on the 17th century Pendle and Lancashire Witches of Northern England this is the first book to be dedicated to the Pendle witchcraft trials of 1634 when over 60 people were arrested on charges of causing harm and death by means of witchcraft.
A fascinating account of the culture within Early Modern England where neighbours feared each other and life was hard.
History and Archaeology of the 1612 Pendle Witch Trials where ten people from the Forest of Pendle (East Lancashire, northern England)were executed for having caused death by witchcraft.
The Pendle Witch(or Lancashire Witch) Trials were the largest and most notorious in English history. Written by the leading authority on the subject this book covers the true facts behind the fascinating story.