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What are the White Women Ghosts? March 26, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
What are the White Women Ghosts?

Beachcombing has before in this place quoted with approval that remarkable book Owen Davies’ The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts. One of the phenomena that OD’s deals with quickly but intriguingly are the mysterious white spirits of women found up and down the British countryside. What are they? Simple ghosts – they are often […]

The Earliest Roman Ghost in Britain January 4, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
The Earliest Roman Ghost in Britain

Owen Davies in his fascinating The Haunted: A Social History of Ghosts notes the way that strangely (or obviously if you are a sceptic like Beachcombing) ghosts follow the fashions and interests of their times. Take OD’s thoughts, for example, on Roman ghosts in the UK. The most recent addition to the corpus of heritage […]