Local myths and legends – calls for research
Was Folkestone the scene of a desperate battle between Britons and Anglo Saxons in the C5th which saw the death and burial of the British prince Vortimer? A local story records the battle and a reference to the ancient conflict and burial is found in S.E. Winbolt’s ‘Roman Folkestone’. An alternative account also has the Saxon leader Horsa buried at the East cliff.
Please let us know of any further reference or stories that you have come across and we will share them in this section. Our aim is the build a body of local research.