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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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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 3 ) First Draft


Copyright@ Mike Sheridan 2014 All  Rights Reserved Feelings were running high in Nottingham and the surrounding villages. A church service in Mansfield at the Unitarian Chapel proved so popular that hundreds were turned away, unable to obtain admittance. Inside the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 13 Investigations and Recriminations ( Part 2 ) First Draft


The Nottingham Journal carried a detailed account of the events of the week over three columns, with an initial editorial under the heading of Execution of Saville – Fearful Loss of Life Extraordinary and cold blooded atrocity in cutting the … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 12 Is it time? ( First Draft)


The street outside Shire Hall was completely full of people. Many had been waiting since dawn. A large group of women had taken a position in the nearby St Mary’s graveyard and had been there since the early hours; their … Continue reading

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Saville’s Spinney Chapter 4 The Inquisition Begins Part 3 of 3 (First Draft)


The next witness was young John Savidge. Having been sworn in his deposition was taken down. “I am turned fourteen, I am in the service of Mr. Stanley of Colwick”. He then explained how he came to be near the … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker created the Vampire Legend Right? WRONG!


Hello again Readers. I have just completed another book on my Kindle Fire, a collection of ghost stories written by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.  I have my own very personal reasons to be interested in this writer. First of all … Continue reading

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Research Does Not Cost – it Pays!


Hello again readers and apologies for the misquote, I am sure many of you will know the original version. I am still researching my first novel. As it is about historical crime, research is an absolute must. I still need … Continue reading

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