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Thread #141997   Message #3270519
Posted By: Sailor Ron
08-Dec-11 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Pendle Witches. Cottage found?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Pendle Witches. Cottage found?
Just one other point. The 'Pendle witches' were not hung for being witches, they were hung for MURDER by witchcraft. One of the accused was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of practicing witchcraft, for whitch she got one year in prison,. The three 'Salmsbury witches' who were tried at the same asize were all aquitted, and their main accusor, the grandaughter of one of the accused was warned that she would be deported to 'the swamps of Virginia' if shewas ever in court again! The 'witch hunt' against Catholics was the obvious reason for their trial.