The Lost Youth of St. Martin’s Land, or Woolpit’s Green Children

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In this episode, we study a ubiquitous folk tradition, the Green Children of Woolpit, First we consider its origins and its transmission through the ages, evaluating the qualities that seem to identify it as little more than a fairy tale. Then we examine the possibility that it may have been based on some true event. Check out the blog post at the website,, for accompanying imagery and links to further reading!