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Common Names in Folklore and Ghostly Tales


View Boudica records

Many places claim to be the queen of the Iceni's final resting place or the site of her final battle.

Fionn mac Cumhaill

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Also known as Finn McCool, Fionn is a mythical warrior in Irish mythology and his name is attached to several locations.

Jack the Ripper

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Some stories say this murderer and his victims remained in the East End long after their deaths.

King Arthur & Co

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Tales of Arthur, his knights, and Merlin have left an imprint on the landscape, and in some cases, beneath it.

Robin Hood

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While Hood and his band of folk heroes may not have existed, a few places claim otherwise.

Sir Francis Drake

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Pirate, explorer, naval officer, slave trader, hater of the Spanish, and possible witch, Drake's influence is still felt today.