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below to discover some of our most influential immigrants and emigrants.
Windows commemorating Geoffrey of Monmouth
This month's theme is Local Legends - throughout UK history, certain men and women have left such an indelible mark on their locality that they pass into the realm of legend, where history blends with folklore and balladry, and the truth is blinded by fantasy.
Enter the site to find over 60 such legends; for example Mother Shipton, from North Yorkshire, an old seer who predicted, amongst other things the Plague of 1666. Or from Scotland comes Sawney Bean, their answer to Hannibal Lecter. From Northern Ireland we look at the mystery and popularity of St Patrick, and from Wales you can find a Welsh Robin Hood. Our characters come from every corner of the country so click on the map to find your Local Legend.