Tag: Witch Trials

There have been many witch trials in British and Irish history, including the most infamous, the Pendle Witch Trials in Lancashire in 1612.

Jennet Preston, The Pendle Witch of Yorkshire

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Jennet Preston was the one Pendle Witch who was tried and executed alone in York for her alleged witchcraft crimes. BARRY McCANN describes how it happened.

Scotland Apologises for Historic Witchcraft Trials and Executions

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Scotland Witchcraft Apology
The Scottish Government has taken the first steps to exonerate those accused of witchcraft over 300 years ago. CHRISTINE MILLER explains.

Pardon the Pendle Witches: Sign The Petition

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Pendle Hill Witches
Spooky Isles supports a campaign to Pardon the Pendle Witches...

5 Powerful Scottish Witch Memorials

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GREGOR STEWART tells about some of the witch memorials that have been setup around Scotland to pay tribute to them

The Orkney Witch Memorial Plaque

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GREGOR STEWART reveals the sad story of the Orkney Witches, in this exclusive extract from Witch Memorials of Scotland

Shadows of Pendle: Barry McCann author INTERVIEW

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Barry McCann, editor of Spooky Isles’ new anthology, Shadow of Pendle, talks Pendle Witches with CHRISTINE MILLER

The Inverkip Witch Trials

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Inverkip
Witch trials swept Scotland in the 17th century and the tiny village of Inverkip was not immune, says CHRISTINE MILLER

Great Yarmouth: 5 Haunted Places to Visit

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Great Yarmouth: SELENE PAXTON-BROOKS hunts out the ghosts and most haunted places in this Norfolk coastal town...

Who were the Witches of Belvoir?

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Witches of Belvoir
Who were the Witches of Belvoir?

Ireland’s 7 Nastiest Witch Trials in History

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Ireland has witnessed many disturbing and nasty witch trials over its history
ANN MASSEY takes a look at the seven most famous Irish witch trials

Was a mummied cat buried in secret Pendle Hill witches’ cottage?

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Witch Cottage Pendle Hill
BARRY McCann looks at 'Lancashire's Tutankhamen's Tomb' - a supposed witches' cottage near Pendle Hill that had been buried for unknown reasons...

Jennet Device: Whatever happened to the Pendle Witch child?

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Pendle Witch child Jennet Device
BARRY McCANN investigates what became of the Pendle Witch child, Jennet Device, following her explosive testimony...

Pendle Witches Guide: Where in the Hill to find them

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Pendle Hill Witches Guide Sign
BARRY McCann charts a Pendle Witches Guide of Pendle Hill

Jennet Device, the child witch who killed the Pendle Witches

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Ireland has witnessed many disturbing and nasty witch trials over its history
JON KANEKO-JAMES tell us the Pendle Witch executions were the result of the testimony of a little girl

Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004 REVIEW

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Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live
BARRY McCANN looks back on Pendle Hill Special Most Haunted Live Halloween 2004

Islandmagee, Witchtrials, Devil Worship and Ghost Hunting

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Witches Justice
A 300-year-old witchtrial has put Islandmagee in Northern Ireland in the headlines, says SHARON CLARKE

Who were the Pendle Witches?

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L.H. DAVIES looks back at the story of the Pendle Witches of Lancashire, who were executed in 1612...

Curse of the Paisley Witches

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A dark curse from the Paisley Witches may still hang over the heads of MJ STEEL COLLINS' hometown of Paisley

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