Frightened to Death by Fairies

Frightened to Death by Fairies is a possible project for 2005. Based upon parish records from Lamplugh in the seventeenth century, it’s a collection of silly pictures based upon the reasons given for villagers’ deaths. (eg Frightened to Death by Fairies, Trampled to death by the Parson’s bull, Followed Will o’ the wisp into mill pond and drowned.) I’ve found a couple of books listing the reasons, and if I can sell the concept I’m going to the county records office to find more.

I’ve started a gallery of sketches from the project.