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The Lancashire Witches

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    The Lancashire Witches is novel based on the true story of the Pendle witches, who were executed in 1612 for causing harm by witchcraft. The story begins against the backdrop of the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace, an uprising by northern Catholics against the English Reformation instituted by King Henry VIII. John Paslew, Abbot of Whalley tries to organize his forces in preparation for joining the main body of the rebel army, but he collides with Nicholas Demdike, known as the husband of a notorious witch. Demdike foretells the death of abbot, but claims that he can help him if he baptizes Demdike's daughter. The abbot declines, cursing the child to be a witch and the mother of witches. Following story is based largely on the official account of the Lancashire witch trials.

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    TítuloThe Lancashire Witches
    SubtítuloHistorical Novel Based on a True Story
    AutorWilliam Harrison Ainsworth
    Biografía del Autor

    William Harrison Ainsworth is an English historical novelist born in Manchester. While completing his legal studies in London Ainsworth met the publisher John Ebers, who introduced him to literary and dramatic circles, and to his daughter, who became Ainsworth\'s wife. Ainsworth briefly tried the publishing business, but soon gave it up and devoted himself to journalism and literature. His first success as a writer came with Rookwood. Ainsworth\'s Lancashire novels cover altogether 400 years. Jack Sheppard, Guy Fawkes, Old St Paul\'s, Windsor Castle, and The Lancashire Witches are regarded as his most successful novels.

    TipoeBook
    ISXN4057664114594
    Año de Edición2019
    Núm. Páginas609
    Peso (Físico)0
    IdiomaInglés
    Tamaño Archivo (Virtual)1.64
    Formato Electrónico (Virtual)EPUB
    DRM (Virtual)

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