1612: The Lancashire Witch Trials


This excellent little book is a wonderful introduction to the story of the Pendle witch trials of 1612. In a very lively and readable style, Christine Goodier provides a who’s who of the events, as well as an interesting angle on the trials themselves.


Christine Goodier emphasises that the accused were merely flesh and blood, not demons, arguing that they were poor, uneducated people who were at worst misguided. Her inevitable conclusion is that a terrible injustice was done 400 years ago when they were famously convicted of witchcraft and hanged.

About the author
Christine Goodier is well known in the field, and until recently was Manager of Lancaster Castle Museum (where the trials took place).

  • Author: Christine Goodier
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-874181-77-4
  • Pages: 144
  • Date of Publication: 25 October 2011
  • Dimensions: 156 × 156mm


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