Barham, Richard

Barham, Richard

( 1788 – 1845 )

Place Extract
Acol The legend tells the story of the pursuit of a gang of smugglers, carrying newly landed contraband gin and lace, by a party of Customs men…
Eastchurch The unfortunate consequences of this hasty action were humorously narrated by Richard Barham in one of his Ingoldsby Legends, ‘Grey Dolphin’…
Margate He had a ready gift for humorous narrative in verses which combined inventive rhyming and lively, even grotesque, story lines…
Minster-in-Sheppey In the humorous prose story ‘Grey Dolphin’, he adopted a legend from the Isle of Sheppey…