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Topic: Pendle Witch Trials
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Aug 17, 2012 07:47PM)
18th. August 2012 is the 400th. Anniversary of the beginning of the Lancashire Witch Trials. After only two days, eight women and two men were found guilty and sentenced to death. They were hanged at Lancaster Castle on 20th. August 1612.

I thought you'd like to know!

Leslie
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Aug 18, 2012 01:59AM)
My Mother lives within sight of Pendle Hill.
I took a walk up there on my last visit home.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Dr. Van Van Mojo (Aug 18, 2012 03:13AM)
Saw this awhile back. Pretty interesting BBC documentary on the Pendle Witch Trials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBPQti_Mk
Message: Posted by: DeadDave (Sep 20, 2012 11:38AM)
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On 2012-08-18 04:13, Dr. Van Van Mojo wrote:
Saw this awhile back. Pretty interesting BBC documentary on the Pendle Witch Trials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HaBPQti_Mk
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Hey great! I was looking for something like this. Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Leslie Melville (Sep 20, 2012 05:02PM)
It is a good documentary - the spooky cartoon figures are very much in keeping with the locations. Descendants of several of the families still live in the area.

Leslie
Message: Posted by: lozey (Sep 22, 2012 07:21AM)
Used the situation for one of my commercially availible tricks. Quite cool to find a documentary on them, but I havent seen it yet
Message: Posted by: Joshua J (Nov 28, 2012 02:21PM)
This months BBC history magazine has an article on 10 witch trials through history.