Auteur: Daniel Godd
Mysterious Cambridgeshire is the next volume in the Mysterious Counties series, joining best-selling titles Mysterious Cornwall and Mysterious Lincolnshire. Exhaustively researched by the author and fully illustrated throughout, this book is designed to show the reader a Cambridgeshire they never knew existed —a county full of supernatural secrets and strange lore. Covering a county with four distinct regions —Cambridge, Huntingdon, Penland and the Soke of Peterborough — the author has unearthed hundreds of strange tales that capture the imagination and chill the blood, all of which are said to be true.
Read about the legends of Robin Hood and the ghoulish history of Caxton Gibbet, and the many myths and legends associated with Oliver Cromwell: was he really kidnapped by a monkey in Huntingdon as a baby? Learn of the strange and sinister creatures that were believed to lurk in the county — Black Shuck, the Shug Monkey and freshwater mermaids among them. Find out where Satan himself has appeared on gloomy wind-lashed nights, and also where marvelous miracles have occurred that have been attributed to the county's many saints. Learn about the horrific instances of witchcraft in 17th and 18th-century Cambridgeshire, and the ghosts that have plagued the university town of Cambridge for centuries.
This book mixes well-known mysteries with little-known enigmas and first-hand accounts. Who was the 'boy from nowhere' who turned up in Peterborough? Did a boy in Willingham really live an entire lifetime in five years? Could it actually have been a giant spaceship that was witnessed over the Fens in 1993? Do monstrous eels really slither in tunnels beneath Denny Abbey? And where are the 'cursed' places in Cambridgeshire that seem to attract death and disaster? Within these pages the reader will discover a Cambridgeshire rich in folklore, supernatural and paranormal phenomena, curiosities and urban legends. From the poltergeists that invade lonely Penland farmsteads to the mysterious black panthers said to be roaming the countryside today, Mysterious Cambridgeshire will change the way you look at the county for ever.