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Did you know that in 1652, inspired to climb Pendle Hill near Clitheroe, George Fox claimed to have a visitation from God, later writing: “From the top of this hill the Lord let me see in what places he had a great people to be gathered”? Forty years earlier it had witnessed rather less holy goings-on, with the alleged activity of witches there ending in the famous Pendle Witch trials and executions. Fox began to lay down the foundations of the Society of Friends or Quakers.

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