Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

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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

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

WHITE HERRING

On the nature of white herring, its international markets and its historical underachievement with the Great British public