Wren Day is celebrated on St Stephens Day (26 December) and generally comprised of a wren being killed, attached to a pole and presented on doorsteps within the township by wrenboys, singing a rhyme...
Country and County: France
The Dieppe Raid was a reconnaissance in force (division strength) to test the feasibility of an amphibious assault on German occupied France with the intention of attacking and capturing a defended port town, holding it for a short time then retreating with all gathered intelligence after destroying its strategic buildings and defences.
The Ankou was a grim harvester of souls from the dark side of Brittany folklore, once believed to ride the dark lanes of Brittany in search of unwary travellers and the benighted.
The Ankou came in many guises, most commonly as a gangling skeletal figure with long white hair and a revolving head so he could look in every direction, his features shaded by a long brimmed hat.
Alphonse Louis Constant (more commonly known by his pseudonym: Eliphas Levi), was an occultist and author who is considered to have greatly influenced the 19th century’s occult revival.
Levi was born on in Paris, France 8th February 1810 at a time when Napoleon was conquering continental Europe, and France was at war – following the bloodthirsty Revolution.