Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

A work in progress with no end in sight

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NASHES LENTEN STUFFE

A brief account of the writing of Thomas Nashe's extraordinary late C16th work; its scurrilous red herring origin story extracted in full

RED HERRING

Not just a euphemism for a false trail, but a kind of smoked herring that has probably served as a euphemism for a false trail since at least the C16th