The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in the County of Lancaster


Thomas Pott’s original account modernized & introduced by Robert Poole

In this excellent new book, well-respected historian Robert Poole presents an up-to-date version of Thomas Potts’s original account of the famous witch hunt of 1612, in which 19 Lancashire witches, mostly from the Pendle area, were tried at Lancaster.

As seen on Channel 5’s Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out (season 5, episode 5).

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The Wonderful Discover of Witches in the County of Lancashire. Thomas Potts’ famous account of the Pendle witch trials of 1612 is the only original source of information about the events. In this excellent new version historian Robert Poole makes the text accessible and usable for twenty-first
century readers for the first time. Accompanied by a helpful introduction that summarises the affair in a clear and chronological way, this book is a must for anyone interested in the Pendle witches, and in the history of witchcraft, Lancashire and England.

  • The only modernised version of Thomas Potts’ seventeenth century account of the famous witch trials
  • Published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the Pendle Witch Trials of 1612
  • For the first time ever, the difficult-to-read original text has been modernised to make it easy to follow

Author: Robert Poole
ISBN: 9781874181781

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