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Pendle Hill: not yet available
Sedbergh from Dentdale
‘Fox's Pulpit’
Swarthmoor Hall

Pendle Hill: not yet available

          Sedbergh Fair         

          Firbank Fell         

First visit to Swarthmoor

Spence MS fol. 30a

Spence MS fol. 31b

Spence MS fol. 32a

Spence MS fols 34a-35a


The scripts of these videos are taken from the Spence manuscript, and they can also be accessed from links in the transcription pages.

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The videos are made by Lancaster University Television (camera, David Blacow; technician, Andrew Sellars) and encoded for transmission by Michael Bowen. For a discussion of the ethos behind their making, go to the ‘Progress Report’ page.

A public lecture in the Shire Hall, Lancaster Castle, on 'Beyond the Lancashire Witches: Writing and Freedom', Thursday 27 November 2014, featured a dramatisation by the Project team of the 1652 hearing against George Fox on a charge of blasphemy (Long Journal fols 45r-48v, probably from a verbatim shorthand account). We hope to put up the excerpt showing the trial sequence from the video currently on YouTube (starting at 21min 35sec) on this website soon.