Martin and the Green Children

  title={Martin and the Green Children},
  author={John Clark},
  pages={207 - 214}
Introduction In his wide-ranging discussion of the origins and significance of the festival of Martinmas, published in this journal a few years ago, Martin Walsh alluded to the medieval story of the Green Children of Woolpit, and their reported claim to have come from a place called St Martin's Land. Less than a page of Walsh's paper is devoted to discussion of the story (2000, 247). Yet it forms what he terms, in the archaeological metaphor of his title, "the lowest stratum of our 'dig'" and… 
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