Monthly Archives: April 2014

John Darrell: The Fake Exorcist of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire


Born in Mansfield in 1562, Darrell came from a wealthy family and studied at Queens College Cambridge for his Bachelor of Arts. He left Cambridge  for London in 1582 and began to study law but soon returned to Mansfield to … Continue reading

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The Bones of Robin Hood found on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham?


Source: Rhead, Louis. (1857-1926) “Bold Robin Hood and His Outlaw Band: Their Famous Exploits in Sherwood Forest“. New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1912 Interesting little snippet of news in today’s edition of the Nottingham Post……… “THE bones of legendary outlaw Robin … Continue reading

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