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Herne the Hunter


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A spectral hunter said to have been in medieval times a keeper in Windsor Forest, who hanged himself from the tree known as Herne's (or, later, Falstaff's) oak. The story bears some resemblance to the tale of the Wild Huntsman, and a version of it is related by Mrs Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor (iv. iv). Herne also appears in Ainsworth's historical romance Windsor Castle (1843).

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