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Thread #166858   Message #4017755
Posted By: Anne Lister
07-Nov-19 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
I've just been reminded by my husband that market towns in England were generally 10-15 miles apart, because that was a suitable distance for farmers to travel with their produce. Welsh drovers would take their cattle from Wales to London. Potters would carry their wares all around the country. Sailors and soldiers would travel all around the world, going back hundreds of years. And that's just for starters.
Sorry. Just fed up with generalisations!