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