The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories
by Robert Poole
This book is the first major study of England's biggest and best-known witch trial; which took place in 1612, when ten witches were arraigned and hung in the village of Pendle in Lancashire. In this volume, 11 experts from a variety of fields offer new surveys of these events and their meanings for contemporaries, for later generations, and for the present day. Essays look...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 19th 2003 by Manchester University Press
(first published January 2nd 2003)
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Robert Poole was born in 1923. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Navy and, later, the Merchant Navy. He jumped ship in New Zealand, changed his name and built a new life, but was eventually discovered and deported back to the UK. 'London E1' was his only published novel, and is a rare early fictional description of the new Asian settlement of the East End.More about Robert Poole...