The Hill of Fare was the scene of a battle in 1562 between George, the 4th Earl of Huntly and Mary Queen of Scots, his first cousin. Huntly’s wife had been in consultation with the witches of Strathbogie who told her that Huntly would be lying in the Tollbooth at Aberdeen without a wound on his body by nightfall.
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You may know the tale of the Pendle witches' meeting at Malkin Tower on Good Friday 1612 which led to their demise but did you know the word malkin means : 'An untidy woman: slattern' + 'A cat or hare'.
It is also used in both Shakespeare's & Chaucer's works.
An #IsleofWight tradition for #HolyWeek that we don't see any more: People would go to old oaks and yew trees around the Island and tie prayers (for the ill and loved one) on paper with ribbons to the branches; sometimes on gates & fence posts too. #FolkloreThursday
Very sad news and thoughts are with David's family
Deeply saddened to hear from his son of the passing of David Farrant, psychical investigator who made famous the Highgate Vampire. A legend passes...
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