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A Dictionary of English Folklore


ABRAHAMS, ROGER D., Jump-Rope Rhymes: A Dictionary (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1969).Find this resource:

    ABRAHAMS, ROGER D., and RANKIN, LOIS, Counting-Out Rhymes: A Dictionary (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).Find this resource:

      ACKERMAN, ROBERT, J. G. Frazer: His Life and Work (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987).Find this resource:

        ADAIR, JOHN, The Pilgrim's Way: Shrines and Saints in Britain and Ireland (London: Thames & Hudson, 1978).Find this resource:

          ADDY, SYDNEY OLDALL, Folk Tales and Superstitions (Wakefield: EP, 1973; previously published as Household Tales with Other Traditional Remains, 1895).Find this resource:

            ALFORD, VIOLET, Sword Dance and Drama (London: Merlin, 1962).Find this resource:

              ALFORD, VIOLET, The Hobby Horse and Other Animal Masks (London: Merlin, 1978).Find this resource:

                ALLEN, DAVID E., and GABRIELLE HATFIELD, Medicinal Plants in Folk Tradition: An Ethnobiology of Britain and Ireland (Portland and Cambridge: Timber Press, 2004).Find this resource:

                  ANDERSEN, JØRGEN, The Witch on the Wall (London: Allen and Unwin, 1977).Find this resource:

                    ANDERSON, WILLIAM, Green Man: Archetype of our Oneness with the Earth (London: HarperCollins, 1990).Find this resource:

                      ANDREWS, WILLIAM, Old Church Lore (Hull: Wm. Andrews, 1891).Find this resource:

                        ANDREWS, WILLIAM, The Church Treasury of History, Folk-Lore, Custom, etc. (London: Wm. Andrews, 1898).Find this resource:

                          ANDREWS, WILLIAM, Old Church Life (London: Wm. Andrews, 1909).Find this resource:

                            ANSON, PETER F., Fisher Folk-Lore (London: Faith Press, 1965).Find this resource:

                              ARMSTRONG, EDWARD M., The Folklore of Birds (London: Collins, 1958).Find this resource:

                                ATKINSON, DAVID, The English Traditional Ballad: Theory, Method, and Practice (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2002).Find this resource:

                                  ATKINSON, J. C., Forty Years in a Moorland Parish: Reminiscences and Researches at Danby in Cleveland (London: Macmillan, 1891).Find this resource:

                                    AUBREY, JOHN, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme (1686–7), ed. James Britten (London: The Folklore Society, 1880).Find this resource:

                                      AUBREY, JOHN, Miscellanies Upon Various Subjects (1696; 4th edn., London: Russell Smith, 1857).Find this resource:

                                        AUBREY, JOHN, Three Prose Works (i.e. Miscellanies, Remaines of Gentilisme and Judaisme, Observations), ed. John Buchanan-Brown (Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972).Find this resource:

                                          BAER, FLORENCE E., Folklore and Literature of the British Isles: An Annotated Bibliography (New York: Garland, 1986).Find this resource:

                                            BAKER, ANNE ELIZABETH, Glossary of Northamptonshire Words and Phrases (London: Russell Smith, 1854).Find this resource:

                                              BALFOUR, M. C., ‘Legends of the [Lincolnshire] Cars’, Folk-lore 2 (1891), 145–70, 257–83, 401–18.Find this resource:

                                                BALFOUR, M. C., County Folklore: Northumberland (London: Folklore Society, 1904).Find this resource:

                                                  BALLEINE, Rev. G. R., What is Superstition? A Trail of Unhappiness (London: Press and Publications Board of the Church Assembly, 1939).Find this resource:

                                                    BARRETT, W. H., and GARROD, R. P., East Anglian Folklore and Other Tales (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                      BASFORD, KATHLEEN, The Green Man (Ipswich: Boydell & Brewer, 1978; reprint, 1996).Find this resource:

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                                                          BASKERVILL, CHARLES READ, The Elizabethan Jig and Related Song Drama (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1929).Find this resource:

                                                            BAUGHMAN, ERNESTW., Type and Motif Index of the Folktales of England and North America (The Hague: Mouton, 1966).Find this resource:

                                                              BEDDINGTON, WINIFRED G., and CHRISTY, ELSA B., It Happened in Hampshire (Winchester: Hampshire Fed. of Women's Institutes, 1977).Find this resource:

                                                                BENNETT, GILLIAN, ‘Heavenly Protection and Family Unity’, Folklore 96 (1985), 87–97.Find this resource:

                                                                  BENNETT, GILLIAN, Traditions of Belief (London: Penguin, 1987).Find this resource:

                                                                    BENNETT, GILLIAN, ‘Legend, Performance and Truth’, in Monsters with Iron Teeth, ed. Gillian Bennett and Paul Smith, (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1988), 13–36.Find this resource:

                                                                      BENNETT, GILLIAN, ‘Playful Chaos: Anatomy of a Storytelling Session’, in The Questing Beast, ed. Gillian Bennett and Paul Smith, (Sheffield: Sheffield University Press, 1989a), 193–212.Find this resource:

                                                                        BENNETT, GILLIAN, ‘And I Turned Round to Her and Said…: A Preliminary Analysis of Shape and Structure in Women's Storytelling’, Folklore 100 (1989b), 167–83.Find this resource:

                                                                          BENNETT, GILLIAN, Alas, Poor Ghost! (Logan: Utah State University Press, 1999).Find this resource:

                                                                            BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., Monsters With Iron Teeth: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, iii (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1988).Find this resource:

                                                                              BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., The Questing Beast: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, iv (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1989).Find this resource:

                                                                                BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., A Nest of Vipers: Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, v (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1990).Find this resource:

                                                                                  BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., Contemporary Legend: A Folklore Bibliography (New York: Garland, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                    BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., Contemporary Legend: A Reader (New York: Garland, 1996).Find this resource:

                                                                                      BENNETT, GILLIAN, and SMITH, PAUL., and WIDDOWSON, J. D. A., Perspectives on Contemporary Legend, ii (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1987).Find this resource:

                                                                                        BENWELL, GWEN, and WAUGH, ARTHUR, Sea Enchantress (London: Hutchinson, 1961).Find this resource:

                                                                                          BERGERON, DAVID M., English Civic Pageantry 1558–1642 (London: Edward Arnold, 1971).Find this resource:

                                                                                            Berkshire Book (Reading: Berkshire Fed. of WIs, (1939) (see Gathorne-Hardy for second edition).Find this resource:

                                                                                              BEVAN-JONES, ROBERT, The Ancient Yew (Macclesfield: Windgather Press, 2002).Find this resource:

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                                                                                                  BIDDLE, MARTIN, King Arthur's Round Table: An Archaeological Investigation (Woodbridge: Boydell Press).Find this resource:

                                                                                                    BILLINGSLEY, JOHN, Stony Gaze: Investigating Celtic and Other Stone Heads (Chieveley: Capall Bann, 1998).Find this resource:

                                                                                                      BILLINGTON, SANDRA, A Social History of the Fool (Brighton: Harvester, 1984).Find this resource:

                                                                                                        BILLSON, C. J., County Folklore Printed Extracts 3: Leicestershire and Rutland (London: Folklore Society, 1895; reprint, Llanerch, 1997).Find this resource:

                                                                                                          BINDER, PEARL, The Pearlies: A Social Record (London: Jupiter Books, 1975).Find this resource:

                                                                                                            BLACK, WILLIAM GEORGE, Folk- Medicine: A Chapter in the History of Culture (London: Folklore Society, 1883).Find this resource:

                                                                                                              BLAKEBOROUGH, RICHARD, Wit, Character, Folklore and Customs of the North Riding of Yorkshire (London: Frowde, 1898).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                BLOOM, J. Folk Lore, Old Customs and Superstitions in Shakespeare Land (London: Mitchell Hughes & Clarke, [1929]).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                  BOLTON, HENRY CARRINGTON, The Counting-Out Rhymes of Children (London: Elliot Stock, 1888).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                    BONSER, WILFRED, The Medical Background of Anglo-Saxon England (London: Wellcome Historical Medical Library, 1963).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                      BORD, JANET, and BORD, COLIN, Sacred Waters: Holy Wells and Water Lore in Britain and Ireland (London and New York: Granada, 1985).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                        BORLASE, W. C., Observations on the Antiquities of Cornwall (1754).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                          BOSANQUET, ROSALIE E., In the Troublesome Times (Northumberland Press, 1929).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                            BOTTRELL, WILLIAM, Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall (Penzance: The Author, 1870; 2nd series 1873; 3rd series 1880).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                              BOULTON, WILLIAMB., The Amusements of Old London (London: Nimmo, 1901).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                BOURNE HENRY, Antiquitates Vulgares, or the Antiquities of the Common People (Newcastle: The Author, 1725).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                  BOWKER, JAMES, Goblin Tales of Lancashire (London: Swan Sonnenschein, [1883]).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                    BOX, JOHN, ‘Dressing the Arbor Tree’, Folklore 114 (2003), 13–28.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                      BOYES, GEORGINA, The Imagined Village: Culture, Ideology and the English Folk Revival (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                        BRAND, JOHN, Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain, new edn., ed. Henry Ellis (London: Bohn, 1849).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                          BRAY, Mrs A. E., The Borders of the Tamar and the Tavy (London: Murray, 1836; reissued, 1879).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                            BRAY, Mrs A. E., Traditions, Legends, Superstitions, and Sketches of Devonshire (London: Murray, 1838).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                              BREARS, PETER, Horse Brasses (London: Paul Hamlyn, 1981).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                BREARS, PETER, Traditional Food in Yorkshire (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1987).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                  BREARS, PETER, North Country Folk Art (Edinburgh: John Donald, 1989).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                    BRENTNALL, MARGARET, Old Customs and Ceremonies of London (London: Batsford, 1975).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                      BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., The Anatomy of Puck (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1959).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                        BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., Pale Hecate's Team (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                          BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., Fairies in Tradition and Literature (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1967).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                            BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., A Dictionary of British Folk-Tales in the English Language, Parts A and B, 4 vols. (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970–1).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                              BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., The Folklore of the Cotswolds (London: Batsford, 1974).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., A Dictionary of Fairies (London: Allen Lane, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                  BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., The Vanishing People (London: Batsford, 1978).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                    BRIGGS, KATHARINEM., and TONGUE, RUTH L., Folktales of England (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1965).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                      BROCKETT, JOHN TROTTER, A Glossary of North Country Words (Newcastle: Emerson Charnley, 1825).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                        BROCKIE, WILLIAM, Legends and Superstitions of the County of Durham (Sunderland, 1886; reprint, Wakefield: EP, 1974).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                          BROWN, THEO, The Fate of the Dead: Folk Eschatology in the West Country after the Reformation (Ipswich: D. S. Brewer, 1979).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                            BROWNE, THOMAS, The Works of Sir Thomas Browne, ed. Charles Sayle (Edinburgh: John Grant, 1927 (includes reprint of 6th edn. (1672) of Pseudodoxia Epidemica) ).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                              BUCKLAND, THERESA, and WOOD, JULIETTE, Aspects of British Calendar Customs (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                BUCZACKI, STEFAN, Fauna Britannica (London: Hamlyn, 2003).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                  BURNE, CHARLOTTE, Shropshire Folk-Lore: A Sheaf of Gleanings (London: Trübner, 1883).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                    BURTON, ALFRED, Rush-Bearing (Manchester: Brooke & Chrystal, 1891).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                      BUSHAWAY, BOB, By Rite: Custom, Ceremony and Community in England 1700–1880 (London: Junction Books, 1982).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                        CAMP, JOHN, In Praise of Bells: The Folklore and Traditions of British Bells (London: Robert Hale, 1988).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                          CAREW, RICHARD, The Survey of Cornwall (1602; reprint, London: Adams & Dart, 1969).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                            CAWTE, E. C., Ritual Animal Disguise (Ipswich: Brewer, 1978).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                              CAREW, RICHARD, HELM, ALEX, and PEACOCK, N., English Ritual Drama: A Geographical Index (London: Folklore Society, 1967).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                CHAMBERLAIN, MARY, Old Wives' Tales (London: Virago, 1981).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  CHAMBERS, EDMUNDK., The English Folk-Play (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1933).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                    CHAMBERS, R., The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities (London: Chambers, 1878).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHANDLER, KEITH, Ribbons, Bells and Squeaking Fiddles: The Social History of Morris Dancing in the English South Midlands 1660–1900 (London: Hisarlik, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                        CHETWYND-STAPYLTON, MARK, Discovering Wayside Graves and Memorial Stones (Tring: Shire, 1968).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                          CHILD, FRANCIS JAMES, The English and Scottish Popular Ballads (Boston: Little Brown, 1882–98; reprint, New York: Dover, 1965).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Choice Notes from ‘Notes and Queries’: Folk-Lore (London: Bell and Daldy, 1859).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                              CLARE, JOHN, The Midsummer Cushion (Manchester: Carcanet, 1990).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                CLARK, DAVID, Between Pulpit and Pew: Folk Religion in a North Yorkshire Fishing Village (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CLARKE, DAVID, ‘Rumours of Angels: A Legend of the First World War’, Folklore 113 (2002), 151–73.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CLARKE, DAVID, ‘Rumours of Angels: A Response to Simpson’, Folklore 115 (2004), 99–104.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CLOUSTON, W. A., The Book of Noodles: Stories of Simpletons, or, Fools and their Follies (London: Elliot Stock, 1888).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        COLLS, ROBERT, and DODD, PHILIP, Englishness: Politics and Culture 1880–1920 (London: Croom Helm, 1986).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          COOPER, JOE, The Case of the Cottingley Fairies (London: Robert Hale, 1990).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            COPPER, BOB, A Song for Every Season (London: Heinemann, 1971).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              COPPER, BOB, Early to Rise (London: Heinemann, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                COPPER, BOB, Songs and Southern Breezes: Country Folk and Country Ways (London: Heinemann, 1973).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  CORRSIN, STEPHEN, Sword Dancing in Europe: A History (Enfield Lock: Hisarlik, 1997).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    COURTNEY, M. A., Cornish Feasts and Folk-Lore (Penzance: Beare, 1890).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CRAWFORD, PHYLLIS, In England Still (London: Arrowsmith, 1938).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        CRESSY, DAVID, Bonfires and Bells: National Memory and the Protestant Calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England (London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DACOMBE, MARIANNE R., Dorset Up Down and Along (Dorchester: Dorset Fed. of WIs, 1935).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DAVIDSON, HILDA R., and BLACKER, CARMEN, Women and Tradition (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DAVIDSON, HILDA R.,and CHAUDRI, ANNA, Supernatural Enemies (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DAVIDSON, H. R. ELLIS, Katharine Briggs: Story-Teller (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 1986).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DAVIES, OWEN, ‘Healing Charms in Use in England and Wales 1700–1950’, Folklore 107 (1996), 19–32.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DAVIES, OWEN, ‘Hag-Riding in Nineteenth Century West Country England and Modern Newfoundland,’ Folk Life 35 (1997), 36–53.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DAVIES, OWEN, ‘Cunning Folk in England and Wales during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries,’ Rural History 8 (1997), 91–107.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DAVIES, OWEN, ‘Charmers and Charming in England and Wales from the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Century,’ Folklore 109 (1998), 41–52.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DAVIES, OWEN, ‘Newspapers and the Popular Belief in Magic in the Modern Period,’ Journal of British Studies 37 (1998), 139–65.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DAVIES, OWEN, Witchcraft, Magic and Culture 1736–1951 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999[a]).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DAVIES, OWEN, A People Bewitched (Bruton, Somerset: The Author, 1999[b]).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DAVIES, OWEN, Cunning-Folk: Popular Magic in English History (London and New York: Hambledon and London, 2003).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DEACON, RICHARD, Matthew Hopkins: Witch Finder General (London: Frederick Muller, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DEANE, TONY, and SHAW, TONY, The Folklore of Cornwall (London: Batsford, 1975).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Denham Tracts: A Collection of Folklore by Michael Aislabie Denham, ed. James Hardy, 2 vols. (London: Folklore Society, 1892–5).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dives and Pauper (c.1405–10; London: Early English Text Society, 1976/80).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DOBSON, R. B., and TAYLOR, JOHN, Rymes of Robin Hood: An Introduction to the English Outlaw (London: Heinemann, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DORSON, RICHARD M., The British Folklorists: A History (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DORSON, RICHARD M., Peasant Myths and Savage Customs: Selections from the British Folklorists, 2 vols. (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1968).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DRAKE-CARNELL, F. J., Old English Customs and Ceremonies (London: Batsford, 1938).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  DUFFY, EAMON, The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England 1400–1580 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DUNDES, ALAN, and PAGTER, CARL R., Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire (Austin, Tex.: American Folklore Society, 1975).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      DUNDES, ALAN, and PAGTER, CARL R., Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing: Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1991).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DYER, T. F. THISELTON, British Popular Customs, Past and Present (London: George Bell, 1876).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DYER, T. F. THISELTON, Domestic Folk-Lore (London: Cassell, 1881).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            DYER, T. F. THISELTON, Folk-Lore of Shakespeare (London; Griffith & Farran, 1883).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DYER, T. F. THISELTON, The Folk-Lore of Plants (London: Chatto & Windus, 1889).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DYER, T. F. THISELTON, Folk-Lore of Women (London: Elliot Stock, 1905).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EDWARDS, H., A Collection of Old English Customs and Curious Bequests and Charities (London: Nichols, 1842).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ELWORTHY, F. T., The Evil Eye (1895; reprint New York: The Julian Press, 1958).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ETTLINGER, ELLEN, ‘British Amulets in London Museums,’ Folk-Lore 50 (1939), 148–75.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EVANS, GEORGE EWART, Ask the Fellows who Cut the Hay (London: Faber, 1956).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          EVANS, GEORGE EWART, The Horse in the Furrow (London: Faber, 1960).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            EVANS, GEORGE EWART, The Pattern Under the Plough: Aspects of Folk-Life in East Anglia (London: Faber, 1966).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EVANS, GEORGE EWART, The Farm and the Village (London: Faber, 1969).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EVANS, GEORGE EWART, Where Beards Wag All: The Relevance of the Oral Tradition (London: Faber, 1970).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EVANS, GEORGE EWART, Horse Power and Magic (London: Faber, 1979).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EVANS, GEORGE EWART, and THOMSON, DAVID, The Leaping Hare (London: Faber, 1972).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EVANS, JOAN, Magical Jewels of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1922).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FARMER, DAVID, Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1978).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FERGUSON, ROBERT, The Dialect of Cumberland (1873).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FINUCANE, R. C., Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England (London: Dent, 1977).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              FINUCANE, R. C., Appearances of the Dead: A Cultural History of Ghosts (London: Junction Books, 1982).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                FITZ STEPHEN, WILLIAM, Norman London (written c. 1180; New York: Italica, 1990).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  FORBES, THOMAS R., The Midwife and the Witch (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1966).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    FORBES, THOMAS R., ‘Verbal Charms in British Folk Medicine,’ Proceedings of the American Philological Society 115:4 (1971), 293–316.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FORBY, ROBERT, The Vocabulary of East Anglia (London: Nichols, 1830).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FRAZER, J. G., The Golden Bough (abridged edn., London: Macmillan, 1922).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GAMMON, VIC, ‘Folk Song Collecting in Sussex and Surrey 1843–1914,’ History Workshop Journal 10 (1980), 61–89.Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GATHORNE-HARDY, ROBERT, The Berkshire Book (Reading: Berkshire Fed. Of Women's Institutes, 1951) (see under Berkshire Book for first edition).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GÉLIS, JACQUES, History of Childbirth (Oxford: Polity Press, 1991).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GILL, ALEC, Superstition: Folk Magic in Hull's Fishing Community (Beverley: Hutton Press, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GITTINGS, CLARE, Death, Burial and the Individual in Early Modern England (London: Croom Helm, 1984).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GLYDE, JOHN, Folklore and Customs of Suffolk (Wakefield: EP, 1976 (reprint of part of The New Suffolk Garland, 1866).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GOLBY, J. M., and PURDUE, A. W., The Civilisation of the Crowd: Popular Culture in England 1750–1900 (London: Batsford, 1984).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GOMME, ALICE B., The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 2 vols. (London: Nutt, 1894, 1898).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GOMME, G. L. (ed.), Manners and Customs (London: Eliot Stock, 1883).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GOMME, G. L. (ed.), The Gentleman's Magazine Library: Popular Superstitions (London: Elliot Stock, 1884).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GOMME, G. L. (ed.), English Traditions and Foreign Customs (London: Elliot Stock, 1885).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                GOODY, JACK, The Culture of Flowers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  GOVETT, L. A., The King's Book of Sports (London: Elliot Stock, 1890).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    GRIBBEN, ARTHUR, Holy Wells and Sacred Water Sources in Britain and Ireland: An Annotated Bibliography (New York: Garland, 1992).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      GRINSELL, LESLIE V., Folklore of Prehistoric Sites in Britain (Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1976).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        GURDON, E. C., County Folk-Lore of Suffolk (London: Folklore Society, 1893).Find this resource:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          GUTCH, Mrs, County Folk-Lore, iv. The North Riding of Yorkshire and the Ainsty (London: Nutt, 1901).Find this resource:

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