'A Huge Pack of Witches':

'A Huge Pack of Witches':
Another FREE online talk from the National Archives 
 
Fri, 23 October 2020
14:00 – 15:00 BST
 
'A Huge Pack of Witches': A Witch scare in 17th Century Lancashire
 
This free online talk is presented by Jess Nelson, National Archives, Head of Collections (Medieval, Early Modern, Maps & Legal).
 
In November 1633, a little boy telling tall tales about witches in his local community in Lancashire sparked a witch hunt so shocking that no lesser body than the Privy Council decided to investigate.
Records of the examinations, of both the accused and the accuser, are held at The National Archives. Using these and other documents, this talk will tell the story of this witch hunt and set it within the context of witchcraft in the Early Modern period.
 
For more details and instructions on registration see the following link:
Margaret Roberts

Written by : Margaret Roberts