s1 e6: Digging Up Britains Past S01E06

Witches: Can a site on the Lancashire-Yorkshire border shed more light on the Pendle Witch trials of 1612? Helen Skelton and Alex Langlands investigate the Pendle Witch trials of 1612. The presenters visit Lancaster Castle, where the suspects were held, read James I’s infamous book on demons, and talk to archaeologists who claim to have found the site of the supposed coven’s meeting place. Plus, a look at the role a nine-year-old girl played in sealing the fates of the accused women and how the trial influenced British legal history.

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