1st January 1597 Daemonologie: James I James I of Great Britain's reign was torn by religious and political strife. As James VI of Scotland, he had already come to believe that his life was threatened by witchcraft. In 1590 he took direct personal involvement in the North Berwick witch trials in the belief that an attempt had been made o... Daemonologie: James I: in depth
21st March 1612 The Pendle Witches: Alizon Device is refused a favour by pedlar John Law Device walks away, muttering oaths. John Law soon falls ill.
30th March 1612 The Pendle Witches: Formal accusation Law and his relatives accused Device of witchcraft. Local JP Roger Nowell takes statements from Device, her mother and brother
18th August 1612 The Pendle Witches The Pendle Witch trial of 1612 is the most comprehensively documented of all of the British witch trials. At its conclusion, 10 of the 11 accused were sentenced to death by hanging. We know so much about the trials due to the survival of a record of the trials known as The Wonderfull Discoverie... The Pendle Witches: in depth
18th August 1612 First trial
19th August 1612 The Pendle Witches: Second trial
20th August 1612 The guilty are hanged The witches are hanged at Lancaster castle