In Search Of The Wantley Dragon

Poet Ian Mcmillan explores the bawdy 17th-century comic poem The Dragon of Wantley.

He uncovers long-forgotten violent disputes, a knight clad in locally-made armour, pantomimes, operettas and the eerily quiet dragon's den.

Ian meets the dragon's descendants and learns that, in its day, this Yorkshire-based story was as famous as that of Robin Hood.

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Poet Ian Mcmillan explores the bawdy 17th-century comic poem The Dragon of Wantley.

He uncovers long-forgotten violent disputes, a knight clad in locally-made armour, pantomimes, operettas and the eerily quiet dragon's den.

Ian meets the dragon's descendants and learns that, in its day, this Yorkshire-based story was as famous as that of Robin Hood.