The Devil's Footprints and Other Folklore: Local Legend and Archaeological Evidence in Lancashire

  title={The Devil's Footprints and Other Folklore: Local Legend and Archaeological Evidence in Lancashire},
  author={David A. Barrowclough and John S. Hallam},
  pages={102 - 93}
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