Desperate Father or Murderous Fool? The Genesis of One Migratory Legend of Poverty, Fecundity and Multiple Birth
This study explores attitudes expressed in one specific Devon legend, concerning the multiple birth of seven children, as it was told in early seventeenth-century England. A diachronic study of… Expand
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1914-1993) has produced a number of important studies
Although other individuals have subsequently published the same legend, it is clear that the borrowings of armchair scholarship are at work
- Hence Brown provides a faithful representation of Mansfield's earlier narrative, apart from a few select omissions in a later article on child ghosts where she emphasises "one is in no position to
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- 1909 ed.
Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave
A collection of traditions surrounding rites of passage, this text draws upon a range of literary and oral sources from the 16th century to the 1990s.
Tatlow lives in Wadebridge and was in her forties when I first interviewed her with Jacqueline
- Patten in February
Bessie worked as a domestic servant both before and, for a short while, after her marriage
- Her mother. Granny Turner, was locally renowned as a healer of a skin disease called King's Evil, and for her gift of charming warts, which Bessie is also believed to share (see Theo Brown, "84th report" 270; SRFA tape 296).
Bodmin and was approximately fifty years old when I inten/iewed
- Vic did