The Lure of the Lancashire Witches

by Jennie Lee Cobban

The Lure of the Lancashire Witches Synopsis

This excellent new book tells the story of the Lancashire witches in detail, fleshing out the characters and events in a way which really helps us to understand what sort of people they were, and what their world was like at the time of their persecution. Uniquely, the author also explores how the witches have been portrayed through the centuries, revealing that their image has changed dramatically over the 400 years since the infamous trials. In folklore, literature, art, theatre and elsewhere, they have been variously seen as demons, objects of pity, figures of fun, cartoonish caricatures and beautiful temptresses. But what has remained constant is our fascination with them. The lure of the Lancashire witches, it seems, is as strong as ever.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781874181798
Publication date: 6th December 2011
Author: Jennie Lee Cobban
Publisher: Palatine Books an imprint of Carnegie Publishing Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history, Witchcraft & Wicca,

About Jennie Lee Cobban

Jennie Lee Cobban was brought up in Whalley and worked as a journalist and in archaeology. She is well known and respected in the field, and this is her second book.

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