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trials of the Lancashire Witches a study of seventeenth-century witchcraft by Edgar Peel

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Published by Taplinger Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English



  • England,
  • Lancashire.,
  • Lancashire


  • Trials (Witchcraft) -- England -- Lancashire,
  • Witchcraft -- England -- Lancashire -- History -- 17th century

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 168-169.

Statementby Edgar Peel and Pat Southern. Drawings by Pat Southern.
ContributionsSouthern, Pat, 1948- joint author.
LC ClassificationsLAW
The Physical Object
Pagination192 p.
Number of Pages192
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5302826M
LC Control Number72084973

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