Book: The Woe of Roanoke by Mathew Hortoncategories: Book, Croatoan, Epic Poetry, Roanoke, Sawney Bean, Gothic Horror
Mathew Hortonabout this book: The Woe of Roanoke is a literary masterpiece. Read about the notorious Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean and the cannibalised lost colony of Roanoke. It is an epic poem. A Gothic horror that starts off by the hideous recounting of Agnes Bean, Sawneys remaining daughter, before her execution. The scribe in which she tells her sad desolate tale has himself been devastated by the Beans. The story tells of the voyage to the new world and Sir Walter Raleigh's dream of establishing a colony there and of the destruction of it by a son on Sawney - Blue Bill Brown aka Chief Matwau. This huge brutish man is revered as a sun god by native Americans for his strange blue skin and fiery red hair. Matwau spreads a wave of unholy terror in America worse than his father did before him in Scotland. Told in narrative verse and at over 900 verses this is truly an exceptional feat of story telling.
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Video 1: The Ballad Of Agnes Bean - The story of the Sawney slaughter
Video 2: The Ballad of Agnes Bean - Mathew Horton on stage in Edinburgh
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