The Green Wedding

The beautiful and much courted bride, when she is named at all in the various versions of this ancient ballad, was Katherine Jaffrey. Her love is sometimes named Lochinvar. Whatever the identities and details of this story, from the early 13th century onwards there were many known abductions of brides on the wedding day – not always with their consent –  and our tale is likely to be true.

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