Strange News from the Deep

Being a full account of a large prodigious whale lately taken on the river Wivner, within six miles of Colchester, London 1677, 8pp

Added by Pat Marsden

This pamphlet tells the colourful story of a huge whale which was stranded on the shores of the Wivner-River in Essex within six miles of Colchester on the 23rd of April, 1677.  It describes the strange manner of it coming up, and by what means it was seized upon by the neighbouring inhabitants. The original is kept in the General Reference Collection of the British Library (System no BLL01003960304) and this copy is reproduced here by kind permission of The British Library.

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