This book describes the reaction of the common people to some of the tumultuous events which occurred in Northamptonshire and shaped England's history, and how this gave rise to many colorful folklore traditions.
Especially rich in dialect, vocabulary, legends, and wondrous stories that have been handed down through the ages, the character of Northamptonshire and its people is firmly rooted in its folklore.
There are tales of literary folk and noblemen, but always at the heart of Northamptonshire's folklore are the traditional beliefs, stories, events and customs of the common people.
Daily life itself contained numerous beliefs and maxims, omens and superstitions - often based on fear of the uncertain - as well as being full of music and verse, dance and song.
These delightful, revealing and sometimes fanciful traditions have remained hidden until now.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: The History Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/06/2005
- Category: Folklore, myths & legends
- ISBN: 9780752435220