Myths and Legends Series: The Wantley Dragon


The Wantley Dragon is a legend about a knight who slayed a terrifying dragon that lived on Wharncliffe Crags in South Yorkshire.  The story is recounted in a comic ballad of 1685 which, although not well-known today, was quite popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. The dragon, which was as big as a Trojan Horse devoured everything in its path, even trees and houses until  the knight, More of More Hall, suitably fortified with strong ale and dressed in a suit of extremely spiky Sheffield steel armour, landed a fatal kick to the dragon’s ‘arse-gut’ its only weak spot, as the dragon explains with it’s dying breath.
Ink on A4 acid-free paper




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