‘The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster ‘ was written by Thomas Potts, the clerk to the Lancaster Assizes, his writing is the account of a series of English witch trials that took place on 18–19 August 1612, commonly known as the Lancashire witch trials. Potts, was ordered by the trial judges to write an account of the proceedings, making them some of the most famous and best recorded witch trials of the 17th century. Potts completed the work on 16 November 1612, and submitted it to the judges for review. The work was subsequently published in 1613. The trial of accused witches included twenty men and women among them the Pendle witches and the Samlesbury witches, at the trials end eleven were found guilty and subsequently hanged.
The Wonderfull Discoverie of Witches. 1613
Recreation of titlepage with added historical elements. Printed on handmade paper resembling the look and feel of paper from the period the work was produced (8.5" x 11"), or textured watercolour paper (5"x7"). Printed with archival inks, and packaged in protective sheet and cardboard backing.