Once upon a time our ancestors held many strange beliefs and superstitions. Huddled around their fires at night, they would swap stories of witches, fairies, ghost and devils, and recall legends about larger than life characters from the past.
In this book you will be introduced to some of the legend and folklore which enlivened the days and nights of Yorkshire folk a century or more ago. You will discover strange superstitions about Yorkshire, meet some of the country's heroes and villains from days gone by, and encounter boggarts, dragons, and the sinister ghostly animals know as barguests. Read about the legends associated with iconic locations such as Richmond Castle and the Cow and Calf Rocks, and learn about the archaic customs formerly carries out to mark the seasons of the year and the crucial stages of life.