The Pendle Witch Fourth Centenary Handbook

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. More

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About John Clayton

Having qualified at Oxford University as a local historian I proceeded to study as a landscape archaeologist.

I have written a number of books (including a novel)covering aspects of the history of my district - namely the East Lancashire Forest of Pendle.

I am a leading authority on the subject of the Lancashire Witches of 1612 and 1634 and have puplished three books relating to these nfamous witch trials.

In 2011 I acted as historical advisor to Wingspan Productions on their 2011 BBC4 film The Pendle Witch Child. I have also helped on other BBC television productions and have broadcast on BBC radio.

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