The Legend of Pollard’s Lands
An enterprising knight rids the Bishop of Durham of a troublesome boar, but the price comes as a shock to his lordship.
The Legend of King Leir
An early British king discovers what he is really worth to his daughters.
King Arthur’s Last Request
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
The legendary British warrior makes ready for his final journey, leaving Sir Bedivere with one last duty to perform.
Cap o’ Rushes
A girl’s choice of words sees her turned out of hearth and home.
Robin Hood and the Debt of Honour
The outlaw showed that strange as it may be, he did have a code of honour.
The Knight, the Lady, and the Forest of Sorrow
Based on a fable by
Jerome K. Jerome
A little fable of encouragement for all the suffering.
The Legend of Beowulf
The oldest surviving heroic legend in English begins with a wild creature of the fens that hunts men for prey.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A knight issues a bizarre challenge to King Arthur and his court.
How Brutus of Troy Became Britain’s First King
An early mediaeval myth linking British civilization to the Fall of Troy.
The Lambton Worm
Part One. John Lambton goes fishing on a Sunday, and lets loose all kinds of trouble.
William is Cumbria’s very own blend of Robin Hood and William Tell - with a happy ending, too.