Tales of Britain

By Jem Roberts

The finest, funniest stories of England, Scotland & Wales, refreshed for the 21st century. By Brother Bernard, as told to Jem Roberts.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Babes In The Wood: Norfolk & Bad

Yet another lockdown Folklore Thursday, and a by now almost traditional fresh retelling of an old English tale, out in the woods for this week's theme of FOREST SPIRITS! We present the terribly sad Medieval news itme of... BABES IN THE WOOD!

As ever, we have covered the tragic (although the most tragic part is that it was turned into an adult sitcom by Jim Davidson) tale of the Babes In The Wood before on this blog – but never with the full retelling attached! You have to forgive Brother Bernard's inability to do a Norfolk accent, he is over 7,777 years old.

Oh, and social distancing monitors – this woodland is round the back of the house, no non-essential journey was made to get here...

Enjoy, keep safe, and mind how you go…! (Especially following swarthy villagers into dark forests.)

 

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