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A Grim Almanac of Hampshire

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A Grim Almanac of Hampshire is a day-by-day catalogue of 366 ghastly tales from the county’s past, full of dreadful deeds, macabre deaths, grisly accidents, and strange occurrences. Among the gruesome tales included here are the sinking in 1545 of the Mary Rose, King Henry VIII’s flagship, in the Solent, with the loss of almost 700 men; the delivery of a foul-smelling bask ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by The History Press
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Jun 16, 2014 Jason rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, a lot of the events happened in the area where I live. Also a possible relative of mine got mentioned, my surname is pretty rare and family has lived in this area for a long time, so will have to look into him.

Some of the events were exceptionally grim, the one on my birthdate was pretty gross.

Some of the dates must have been pretty quite or the author has a funny sense of humour. One was about somebody being in court for calling somebody "a big bee". Haha

One thing I
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