The Green Children of Woolpit.
Very interesting. The article doesn’t say, but I wonder how, or if, this account was accepted by the people because of the Green man legend in the Celtic world. And the green man stories often pop up in different forms: Robin Hood, and most recently, the Odd Life of Timothy Green.
In the way that this story of these two is presented, I wonder about Hansel and Gretl, and the the Pied Piper of Hamelin.
“The legend of the green children of Woolpit concerns two children of unusual skin colour who reportedly appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, some time in the 12th century, perhaps during the reign of King Stephen”
My dyslexia is acting up, for a moment I thought it said “during the reign of Stephen King.