Suffolk may not be the first English county that most people would associate with fairies, but there are more accounts of strange encounters with otherworlders from medieval Suffolk than from any other county in southern England, and the county has a rich 19th-century folklore of fairies compared with neighbouring counties. This talk will explore the fairy lore of Suffolk, from the 12th-century tale of the Green Children of Woolpit to the familiars of 17th-century witch trials and the world-famous Tom Tit Tot, the subject of a fairytale recorded in the 19th century.

Speaker Bio

Francis Young is the author of 18 books, most recently Magic in Merlin’s Realm: A History of Occult Politics in Britain. His history of British fairy belief, Twilight of the Godlings, will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2023.

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Jan 30th 2023 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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