Yorkshire’s Folk Heroes and Legends

Author: Aileen Bloomer

Price: £1.00 incl. P&P

  • ISBN: 978-1-906604-36-3
  • Published: 2011
  • Publisher: PLACE
  • Type: PDF


The papers in this entertaining booklet, based on a conference in Knaresborough, take us into the realms of imagination and myth. They tell the stories of real people who became heroes or legends in their day and examine the basis of the tales about others whose very existence is largely mythical. Some of the many Yorkshire legends, such as those about dragons and secret passages, are also explored.

  • James Sharpe: Dick Turpin
  • Barrie Dobson: Robin Hood
  • Peter Hogarth: Yorkshire Dragon Legends
  • Peter V. Addyman: Yorkshire’s Secret Passage Legends
  • David Hunt: Mother Shipton
  • David Hunt: Blind Jack
  • James Gregory: Yorkshire Oddities: Local Characters and Yorkshire Identity