English Legends

Published books by Roger Chambers

Unfortunately, both these books are out of print but copies are sometimes available from internet booksellers and copies are held (August 2010) by public libraries in Worcestershire (Saint Kenelm) and Cumbria (Outlaws). Copies are also on deposit at the statutory copyright libraries.

Outlaws of Inglewood

Outlaws of Inglewood

A Cumbrian Legend

The Story of Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley.

 Introduction

 Opening pages of the story

The Story of Saint Kenelm

The Story of Saint Kenelm

Prince, King and Martyr

The patron saint of eight churches in England.

 Introduction

 Extract from the story


England has a rich heritage of mediaeval legends. Robin Hood, Hereward the Wake and King Arthur spring most readily to mind but there are very many others. Two legends have had particular resonance for me: the legend of Saint Kenelm, because I lived for many years close to the church at Romsley in Worcestershire dedicated to him, and; the legend of Adam Bell, Clym of the Clough and William of Cloudesley (the outlaws of Inglewood), because of its similarity to aspects of the William Tell legend, its links with Robin Hood, and because there was no modern account of the story intended for the general reader. Both legends fascinated me and provided the basis for the stories which I have produced.



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