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The Split Grey Goose Feather

Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England (map) Dated: 1646 - 1649
A feather may seem a very unimportant thing. However, at one time people used them to write with, to fill duvets and pillows and, on one occasion, the life of a king may even have depended on a simple, grey, goose feather!

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8th August 2008
Split Grey Goose Feather
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10th July 2006
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This document looks at how the story 'The Split Grey Goose Feather' can be used when teaching history.

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Latest comments:
Name: Kathrina 26th October 2013
I like this story, very interesting.
Name: Maureen James 9th August 2012
Regarding the Grey Goose Feather legends, Gordon Phillips, who runs
workshops to teach traditional Fen dancing, (http://www.ourworldfestivals.com/)has been informed by two different
children, one in Littleport and the other in Benwick, that they had
found a grey goose feather amongst the possessions of their great
grandfathers after their death, but had, until then, no idea of the
significance! www.tellinghistory.co.uk
Name: Minhanh 19th July 2012
This is a very good web site to use!!!!!
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