The Legends and Traditions of Huddersfield and Its District: Volume I, Part I (1940) by Philip Ahier

The Legends and Traditions of Huddersfield and Its District: Volume I, Part I was written by Philip Ahier and published in 1940 by the Advertiser Press Ltd. of Huddersfield.

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Contents

Chapter I — Introduction

  • a) On the Origin of Legends and Traditions
  • b) "Faked" Legends

Chapter II — Legends Concerning Persons

  • I. The Devil
    • 1) The Devil at Netherton
    • 2) The Devil at Roydhouse, Shelley
    • 3) Old Nick in Quarmby
  • II. The Legend of St. Lucius and Farnley Tyas Church
  • III. The Traditional Visit of Paulinus to this District, 627-633 A.D.
  • IV. Robin Hood at Kirklees Priory
    • 1) Who Was Robin Hood?
    • 2) The Sources of Robin Hood's Traditional Death at Kirklees
    • 3) The Burial Place of Robin Hood and the Inscription Thereon
  • V. Sir Richard Beaumont, 1574-1631 (Black Dick)
  • VI. The Story of Father Hocker (or Hooker)
  • VII. Sybil Brooke
  • VIII. Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1658
  • IX. John Spencer, of Cannon Hall
  • X. Charles Edward Stuart, 1720-1788 (The Young Pretender)
  • XI. General James Oglethorpe, 1688-1783
  • XII. Sir John Ramsden, 1755-1839

The Legends and Traditions of Huddersfield and Its District: Volume I, Part I (1940) by Philip Ahier

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