Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

aka The Herripedia

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BEUCKEL, Willem

On the semi-mythical C14th Dutch fisherman who may have come up with an improved method of gutting and salting herring

FLEAS

A brief, possibly unnattractive account of fleas and their use in a Norfolk fisherman's ability to predict herring catches

PROPHETIC HERRINGS

On the strange markings discovered on two herrings and their possible connection with the death of Denmark's Frederick II five months later

WHY HERRINGS LIVE IN THE SEA

A curious origin myth for maritime as opposed to land-based rat-catching herrings, related in an Estonian folk song

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