Essex Folk Tales
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Essex Folk Tales

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The Essex coastline has endured invasion by plundering and bloodthirsty Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and this mysterious landscape is still haunted by their presence. Their spirits, and countless others, have oft been reported - not least by smugglers determined to keep intruders away from their secret hideouts. Even more dramatic stories of the supernatural lurk inland: accusations of witchcraft have been screamed around many picturesque market towns, dragons have terrorised the community, and a violent White Lady has struck at Hadleigh Castle. Indeed, it is the women of Essex who have stirred the imagination most - from brave Boudicca and beautiful Edith Swan-neck to the adulteress Kitty Canham. Amid the county's infamous pirates, highwaymen and desperados, Essex can even boast a lady smuggler.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 125 x 198 x 14.99mm | 204g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0752466003
  • 9780752466002
  • 1,326,705

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