Spirit of Place

The English landscape has long had a powerful impact on its people, but I have just stumbled upon a small area in Lancashire which seems to have something extraordinary about it.

The Pendle witches are famous, seen variously as victims of male religious and legal oppression or local ignorance. They were put on trial in 1612. Shortly before this, and nearby, a radical sect named after a town was founded in 1610, the Grindletonians who continued till about 1660. And Pendle Hill was George Fox, founder of the quakers, was where he saw the countryside full of men moving towards it, in support of his radical view of Christianity. He called it Mount Vision

Pendle HIll was also where Richard Townley and friends  carried barometers to the top for testing in 1661.


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