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Thread #166858   Message #4018515
Posted By: Steve Gardham
11-Nov-19 - 04:44 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Rumpelstiltskin, thousands of years old?
Professional entertainers have never let language barriers stop their eye for where the money was. The great clown Joe Grimaldi massive pop star from c1800 to 1830 came from an Italian family via the French court. He was born in England but his father and grandfather were Italian entertainers and impresarios.

The enclosures
The clearing of the Highlands
Seasonal labourers
The navvies
Uprisings
Marching regiments & followers
Romanies
carters
drovers
pedlars
tinkers
press gangs
the list goes on....