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History and Folklore Podcast

Aug 31, 2020

A slightly different episode this week as I joined eleven other folklore podcasters to the battle of our favourite piece of folklore. We have parrots and vampires, ghosts and devils and so much more.

In this episode we listen to the stories and next week we discuss and the participating podcasters vote for...

Aug 19, 2020

The history, stories and folklore of seaweed in the British Isles. 

Apologies for the sound quality at the end. I recorded the last few points on a separate day and had a cold. 


Asala, J., Celtic Folklore Cooking (1998).

Bane, T., Encyclopedia of Vampire Mythology (2010).

Daniels, C.L. and Stevens, C.M.,...

Aug 4, 2020

In this episode we will be looking at the changing perceptions of colour in medieval England.

What significance did colour have in the middle ages? Did they see colour in the same way as we do today and what evidence can we use to find out? 


Sources used in this episode:

Barley, N. F., 'Old English Colour...