In the early 19th century, there were reports of ghosts that stalked the streets of London. These human-like figures were described as pale and stalked and preyed on lone pedestrians. The stories told of these figures formed part of a distinct ghost tradition in London which, some writers have argued, formed the foundation of the later legend of Spring-heeled Jack. Spring-Heeled Jack, the terror of Victorian London #history #places #london #victoriana #victorian
Robin Hood’s Bay is a small fishing village and a bay located within the North York Moors National Park,on the coast of North Yorkshire, England. An English ballad and legend tell a story of Robin Hood encountering French pirates who came to pillage the fisherman's boats and the northeast coast.
Roche Rock, Cornwall by SharpeImages.co.uk, via Flickr. Partly carved out of, and partly created of the surrounding rock it is thought to have been either a hermitage and/or occupied by a leper. It also features in the story of Tristan and Isolde in the King Arthur legends.