Folklore of Essex

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-07-01
  • Publisher: The History Press
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Essexthe witch hunting countyis especially rich in traditions, legends, dialect, and stories that have been handed down through the ages. It is these traditions that are gathered together in this volume and whose origins and meanings are explored to create a sense of how the customs of the past have influenced the ways of the present. This fully illustrated study of folklore rediscovers those traditions that have either vanished, been ignored, or been hidden away. There are tales of dragons and warriors, literary folk and legendary folk, but always at the heart of Essex folklore are the traditional beliefs, stories, events, and customs of the common people. Daily life itself contained numerous beliefs and maxims, omens and superstitions, as well as being full of music, dance, and song.

Author Biography

Sylvia Kent writes for numerous newspapers and magazines and has written several books, including Billericay Voices. She was awarded the Sir Harry Brittain Scholarship award for journalism.

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