Watch out for a ghostly ship and its spectral crew off the coast of Cornwall. Listen for the unearthly tread and rustling silk dress of Darlington's Lady Jarratt. Shiver at the malevolent apparition of 50 Berkeley Square that no one survives seeing. England's past echoes with stories of unquiet spirits and hauntings, of headless highwaymen and grey ladies, indelible bloodstains, and ghastly premonitions. Here, county by county, are the nation's most fascinating supernatural tales and bone-chilling legends: from a ghostly army marching across Cumbria to the vanishing hitchhiker of Bluebell Hill, from the gruesome Man-Monkey of Shropshire to the phantom congregation who gather for a Sermon of the Dead. . .
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About the Author
Jennifer Westwood is the author of Albion: A Guide to Legendary Britain, Gothick Cornwall, Lost Atlantis, and On Pilgrimage. Jacqueline Simpson is the author of A Dictionary of English Folklore with Steve Roud, as well as British Dragons, The Folklore of the Welsh Border, and Icelandic Folktales and Legends.