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Therfield Heath

Barrow / Cairn Cemetery


In ' Tongues in Trees,' a work on plantlore published by George Allen in 1891, I read at p. 48 :— "The pasque-flower, Anemone pulsalilla, a native in the fields near Royston, is there supposed to have grown from the blood of Danes slain in battle.
Pasque flowers (with luck) still grow on Therfield Heath just outside Royston. And of course the long barrow must be where the Danes are buried? Quote in Notes and Queries January 7th 1911.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
22nd September 2006ce
Edited 22nd September 2006ce

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