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Upcoming public lectures:

In the footsteps of the Pendle Witches with Dan Snow

Date: Thursday 19th March

Time : 6.30pm to 8pm, doors open at 5.45pm

Venue: Morecambe Winter Gardens, 209 Marine Road Central, Morecambe, Lancashire, LA4 4BU

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About the Lecture

In 1612, the Assizes Court at Lancaster Castle tried the Pendle Witches. Well documented by the Clerk of the Court, this remains one of the most famous witchcraft trials in the UK.

Join us in Morecambe, not far from where the Pendle Witches were tried, as Dan Snow follows in their footsteps. Who were the Pendle Witches? Why were they accused, and what was their fate?

Awarded an honorary doctorate in December 2019 by Lancaster University, Dan Snow is a popular historian, author and broadcaster. 

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About Dan Snow

Dan Snow is a BAFTA award winning historian, broadcaster and television presenter. Dan makes programmes around the world on a range of historical topics, recently he travelled to warzones in Syria and the Congo to explore how their past has shaped their present conflicts. He has a regular slot on the ONE Show BBC1 and is part of the BBC Events team presenting anniversary programmes commemorating significant historic national events.

He has written or contributed to several books including Death or Victory and Confusionof Command in which he published his great grandfather’s war diaries. In 2018 he published the bestselling On This Day in History. Dan runs top History podcast History Hit and the new TV channel, History Hit TV. In 2019 he was awarded an MBE for services to history.

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Pendle Hill ©Visit Lancashire

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