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The Lancashire Witches (Unabridged)

William Harrison Ainsworth

The Lancashire Witches is a historical novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Ainsworth based his story largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials written by the clerk to the court, Thomas Potts, first published in 1613 under the title The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster. The trials took place not quite seven years after the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to kill King James and the Protestant aristocracy. It was alleged that the Pendle witches had hatched their own gunpowder plot to blow up Lancaster Castle, although historian Stephen Pumfrey has suggested that the "preposterous scheme" was invented by the examining magistrates.

The Lancashire Witches is a historical novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Ainsworth based his story largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials written by the clerk to the court, Thomas Potts, first published in 1613 under the title The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster. The trials took place not quite seven years after the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to kill King James and the Protestant aristocracy. It was alleged that the Pendle witches had hatched their own gunpowder plot to blow up Lancaster Castle, although historian Stephen Pumfrey has suggested that the "preposterous scheme" was invented by the examining magistrates.
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The Lancashire Witches is a historical novel is based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. Ainsworth based his story largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials written by the clerk to the court, Thomas Potts, first published in 1613 under the title The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster. The trials took place not quite seven years after the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in an attempt to kill King James and the Protestant aristocracy. It was alleged that the Pendle witches had hatched their own gunpowder plot to blow up Lancaster Castle, although historian Stephen Pumfrey has suggested that the "preposterous scheme" was invented by the examining magistrates.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stanley Green

Length:

24h 31m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:40


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

16:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

13:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:33


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:13


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:00


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

49:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:02:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

45:07


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

46:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

54:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:18


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

30:09


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:23


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

46:32


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:36


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

26:31


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:55


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:11


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

49:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

25:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

16:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

33:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:23


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

01:04:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:17


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

28:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

24:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

31:33


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

54:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

30:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

37:49


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

28:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

14:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

16:46


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

12:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:33