Helvellyn

Murray’s Handbook for … Cumberland (1866) reports the tradition of a spectral army having been seen marching over Helvellyn on the eve of the battle of Marston Moor, fought on 2 July 1644. The Handbook also reports a similar phenomenon having been seen a century later on Blencathra, for which see SOUTHER FELL.

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Haunted England : The Penguin Book of Ghosts – Written by Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson
Copyright © Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson 2005, 2008

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