War in Legend and Tradition The Ninth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society

  • 6th — 7th September 2014
  • Fort Amherst, Chatham, Kent
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Call for Papers

If you would like to present a paper or contribute in other ways, please contact jharte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk

With guns and drums and drums and guns, hurrah! Humming barrack-room ballads they march, flanked by the Comrade in White and the regimental goat. St.George descends on a winged horse to lead the faithful as the Russians advance with snow on their boots. Can this really be the last battle, when the blood chokes millwheels until the sinister danewort grows among poppies white and red? This conference will explore songs, ghosts, omens, rumours and rituals from over 2000 years of war.

Tickets £40 for the two days. Contact jharte@epsom-ewell.gov.uk to book