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Katharine Briggs

(1898—1980) writer and folklorist

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fairies

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A poetic or literary word for fairyland, a pseudo-archaism introduced by Edmund Spenser (c1552–99) in his allegorical poem The Faerie Queene, celebrating Queen Elizabeth.

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Folklore Society

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The Folk-Lore Society was founded in January 1878 (it kept the hyphen till 1968), and was thus the first society in the world devoted to the subject. There had been protracted...

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Ruth Tongue

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(1898–1981).

A problematic figure. Though belonging to the gentry class and educated in music and drama, she was passionately attached to country life and believed herself to have...

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