On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-Attractions In Lancaster-The Golden Lion Pub

It was tradition to allow prisoners from Lancaster Castle a last drink at the Golden Lion on their way to execution. The Pendle Witches had their last drink here on August 20, 1612 before being executed at the top of the hill at Golgotha. This historic pub has a panelled “snug” with a local history theme.

33 Moor Lane,
Lancaster, England
Tel: (01524) 842198

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-Attractions In Lancaster-Lancaster Castle

This imposing fortress was the setting for the imprisonment and trail of the Pendle Witches. Guided tours are available of the vaulted Shire Hall; The Drop Room; Hadrian’s Tower; Dungeons; The Grand Jury Room and Courts. The Castle is still used as a prison and a court which may necessitate changes to their openings.
(telephone for up to date information)

Open: All year round 10:30 am – 5 pm daily (last tour 4pm).
Tel: (01524) 64998 Web: http://www.lancastercastle.com

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Today’s Quote By ~Martin Luther King Jr.~

“On some positions, cowardice asks the question, is it expedient? And then expedience comes along and asks the question, is it politic? Vanity asks the question, is it popular? Conscience asks the question, is it right?

There comes a time when one must take the position that is neither safe nor politic nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-Attractions In Pendle-Pendle Heritage Centre

Pendle Heritage Centre: Unlock the history of the area at this 17th century heritage centre which includes a display on the Pendle Witches, an historic walled garden and tea room.

Open: Daily all year 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
except Christmas Day
Park Hill, Barrowford,
Nelson, Lancashire BB9 6JQ
Tel: (01282) 677150
Pendle Witches experience tours for groups
Tel: (01282) 458759 / 077221 048859

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-The Witchfinder General

Matthew Hopkins became a dreaded figure in England in 1645 and earned the title _The Witchfinder General’. Using King James’s Daemonology and Thomas Potts’ account of the trial of the Pendle Witches, he sought to free the south of England of witchcraft.

He profited from the towns and villages who paid him for discovering witches.

One of his techniques apart from swimming suspects was to prick so-called devils’ marks. A long pin would be inserted into a mark on the suspect’s body such as a mole or scar and if no blood emerged they were considered witches.

Matthew Hopkins became so busy that he and his partner John Stearn had to hire four assistants to prick likely suspects. By the time the Witchfinder died in 1646 he had arrested over 120 people for witchcraft of whom at least 68 were hanged.

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-The Witch’s Hat

The black broad brimmed pointed hat which we associate with witches is likely to be an exaggeration of the tall, blunt topped hats of the Puritans of the 17t century. Pointed hats were frowned upon by the church, which associated points with the horns of the Devil.

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-The Broomstick

For many centuries witches were believed to be able to fly by night to attend a meeting or ‘sabbath’. In the 15th century witches were portrayed astride wolves, goats, cleft sticks, and even a shovel. Later the broomstick became the common image and the term transvection used for night travel.

The sound of church bells was thought powerful enough to bring down a flying witch. In Germany, in the early 17th century, churches in one city were ordered to ring their bells continuously through the night to protect citizens from flying witches. A cock crowing was also thought to dispel the dark forces at work during a Black Sabbath.

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On The Trail Of The Pendle Witches-King James-Sink Or Swim-Part 2

In Daemonology he explained techniques for finding evidence of witchcraft which he described as “a treason against God”. One technique was swimming suspected witches.

This was the King’s theory:

“So it appears that God hath appointed, for a supernatural sign of the monstrous impiety of the witches, that the water shall refuse to received them in her bosom, that have shaken off the sacred water of baptism…”

anyone sinking into the water was absolved of the crime of witchcraft, but was likely to drown; anyone floating would be considered a proven witch. Another technique the King recommended for discovering witches was to find a devil’s mark on the suspect’s body. It was thought that the devil sealed his compact with witches by giving them a mark of identification on the body which today would simply be seen as a scar or birthmark. In the 1600s such marks were considered the sure sign of a witch.

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