The dating and matter of Brierley’s Burnley sermons

The dating and matter of Brierley’s Burnley sermons This element of the introduction originally started as a footnote. However, after five years, it outgrew its space. This is in no way intended to…

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St Peter’s Church Burnley – and Ghostly Pigs — Lancashire Folk

If legend is to be believed, St Peter’s Church should have been built on the spot where the Godly Lane Cross now stands and where religious rites were habitually celebrated. However, night after night the stones set out to build the church were moved from that spot by ghostly pigs, so that the builders were […]

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The demise of Brierley – Burnley 1637 Part 1 — A CERTAIN MEASURE OF PERFECTION

The demise of Brierley – Burnley 1637 Part 1 Please feel free to share. The link back to the homepage is The link to buy the book is Janet did her best to comfort him with grou… Source: The demise of Brierley – Burnley 1637 Part 1

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The Theologia, Brierley & the Grindletonians

During James I’s reign, an extraordinary text found its way into England. It had originally been written centuries earlier, probably by a monk in a monastery in the Frankfurt area. It was especiall…

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Richard Brome, Burnley witchcraft & collock-calling

In many cases Northern dialect words cannot be evidenced before the nineteenth century. Not so, collock. It appears in Holyoke’s Latin Dictionary of 1640 and in Ray’s ‘Collection of North Country W…

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