Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

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DUTCH GRAND FISHERY

The rise and fall of the 'Groote Visserye', its role in the Dutch War of Independence and in various wars with England and Scotland

GERMAN SPIES

An dubious account of the use of herrings to identify German spies pretending to be Dutch during World War II

VENTJAGER

How they got the good new herring from somewhere off the coast of Scotland to wealthy Dutch burghers fresh from a hard day of being painted by Rembrandt