This is Lancashire: inside look into why Pendle woman Alice Nutter was convicted of witchcraft and executed at Lancaster Castle

This is an inside look into why a wealthy Pendle widow was convicted of witchcraft and executed at Lancaster Castle.

By Laura Longworth
Friday, 3rd June 2022, 10:07 am
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2022, 10:49 am

Witch hunt victim Alice Nutter was immortalised as a statue in Blacko Bar Road in her village of Roughlee in 2012.

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The statue was erected to mark the 400th anniversary of the Pendle witch trials.

The Lancashire Post spoke to historian Simon Entwistle about why Alice was accused of using witchcraft to induce a stroke in another villager in 1612.

The Alice Nutter statue