Rigby’s Encyclopaedia of the Herring

aka The Herripedia

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BATTLE OF THE HERRINGS (1429)

On the connection between Sir John Fastolf, victor at the Battle of Herrings, and Sir John Falstaff, a large Shakespearean character

EUPHEMISMS

Some of the names given to herrings together with the associated logics and a brief digression on the subject of Bombay duck

HARENG SAUR

A French-speaking smoked herring of Normandy and Belgium, le hareng saur can mean red herring, bloater (le bouffi) and kipper (le kipper)

NASHES LENTEN STUFFE

A brief account of the writing of Thomas Nash'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

RED HERRING JOKE, THE

The story of the red herring gag shared between Shakespeare, Jonson & Nashe in at least six great literary works

SMOKEHOUSE TALES: GERRY SKEWS

A new Lowestoft smoker, an old smokehouse and red herrings among the kippers, bloaters and many other hot and cold smoked products

SMOKEHOUSE TALES: WILL BUCKENHAM

One of the last red herring smokers, Will Buckenham in Lowestoft produces these, along with bloaters and kippers in the country's oldest working smokehouse

WHITE HERRING

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

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