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Thomas Holt And The Devil


Roy Palmer in 'The Folklore Of Warwickshire (1976)' tells us that 'A Coventry musician, called Thomas Holt, who had nineteen children, sold himself to the devil to solve his financial problems. According to a pamphlet of 1642, 'Fearefull Naves from Coventry', when the contract expired the unfortunate man was found with his neck broken and his chest of gold turned to dust.' Obviously the map just shows a generic location in Coventry.


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