Macabre Church Lore
Our Free Lectures • 53m
England's churches and churchyards have long been the focus of unsettling popular beliefs, from the monstrous black dog known as the Churchyard Grim to spectral appearances and the sinister machinations of witches, while even churches themselves sometimes housed sinister objects, such as a magical sword in a Norfolk church which had the power to cause the death of any woman's unwanted husband. Churches and churchyards are full of bizarre and macabre folklore, which is explored in this talk by folklorist Francis Young.
Dr Francis Young is a historian and folklorist, the author of 14 books, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
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