John Clayton

Biography

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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Books

The Other Pendle Witches
By John Clayton
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
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.
Cotton and Cold Blood
By John Clayton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
The true story of a Victorian drama of life, love and murder. The story begins in the Staffordshire district and moves to the cotton weaving area of East Lancashire.
The Pendle Witch Fourth Centenary Handbook
By John Clayton
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 72,940. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
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.

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