Four hundred years ago Pendle was at the heart of
England’s biggest single witch trial: nineteen witches were
tried and ten hanged. But how did such an unusual witch
trial come about in one of the ‘dark corners of the land’?
Historian Robert Poole of the University of Cumbria has
just published an accessible, modern edition of the original
book of the trial, ‘The Wonderful Discovery of Witches in
the County of Lancaster’, our main source of information
about the trial. In this illustrated talk he reveals the latest
research and looks at the enduring fame of the Pendle
Suitable for children 10 years and over accompanied by an
adult. Tea and biscuits included.
Booking essential. Please contact the AONB office on
01200 448000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
£2.50, 1 ½ hours, wheelchair-friendly