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Hugh of Lincoln


It is said that the Jews in 1255 stole a boy named Hugh, whom they tortured for ten days and then crucified. Eighteen of the richest Jews of Lincoln were hanged for taking part in this affair, and the boy was buried in state. This is the subject of The Prioress’s Tale of Chaucer, which Wordsworth has modernised. In Rymer’s Fœdera are several documents relating to this event.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Hudibrastic Verse
Hudson (Sir Jeffrey)
Hue and Cry
Hug the Shore (To)
Hug the Wind (To)
Hugger - mugger
Huggins and Muggins
Hugh Lloyd’s Pulpit (Merionethshire)
Hugh Perry
Hugh of Lincoln
Hugin and Munin [mind and memory]
Hugon (King)
Huguenot (U-gŭe-no)
Hulda [the Benignant]
Hull Cheese