As dawn broke one chilly February morning - a local tinsmith walked from his workshop in Fossgate towards the notorious passageway known as Black Horse Passage.
Katherine Kerestman was visiting England to research her second macabre travel book. She had not known that she was fated to meet a new friend on her first night in England – THE Lady Brigante.
On this day in the year 1739, a notorious felon by the batismal name of Richard Turpin from the County of Essex went to the gallows at York Tyburn attired in a smart new frock coat and shoes.
Although this delightful emporium can tempt any visitor with an enticing array of boutiques and smart restaurants – history records that this quaint medieval street was anything BUT delightful!
It is a truth universally acknowledged that one Brigante Tomb is restlessly awaiting discovery in the window of a deliciously harmonious emporium along Micklegate.
Gentle reader, the curious, the unsuspecting and those folk partial to a mystery or thirteen - THOSE Brigante Tombs are NOW restlessly awaiting discovery in the windows of York’s city centre emporiums!
Your quest may now direct you to the quaint street of Ogleforth and to the tale of a restless spirit who appears quite determined to capture the attention of the Lady B!
For those tombstone tourists in search of a Brigante Tomb - a ramble through Fossgate is a MUST.
Should you meander along the old cobblestones through the old street of Newgate here in the Ancient City of York - you may yet discover a Brigante Tomb nestled within an old crooked window.
As All Hallows Eve beckons – Lady Brigante cordially invites the curious, the unsuspecting and those folk partial to a mystery or two on a self-guided adventure hunt through the Ancient City of York.