Jack the Idiot

Long ago, there live a boy called Jack. Jack was extremely dumb, for he did not test his mind in the ways others would. He was a dead weight on his poor old mother, not working nor providing for the family. Soon she grew so tired of his dumbness and tried set him to work.… Continue reading Jack the Idiot

The Dragon of St Leonards Forest

Long ago, in the land of Sussex, there lived a great dragon. Its claws could slice through rock, and its mouth could engulf a village whole. It dwelled in the local forest, terrorising the nearby villages. It would destroy crops and eat livestock, destroying the local farms and causing famines and plagues. The villagers cried… Continue reading The Dragon of St Leonards Forest

Devils Dyke

At the turn of the 7th century, the last pagan kingdom in Britain, Sussex, was beginning to convert to Christianity due to the efforts of St Cuthman of Steyning. The Devil, however, was infuriated by this, and sought to drown the people of Sussex for abandoning him. He decided to dig a huge river from… Continue reading Devils Dyke