Sawney Bean

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Legend has it that in the 16th century, Sawney Bean and his cave-dwelling and incestuous family of cannibal killers survived for years on the bodies of over 1,000 victims. In this investigation, Pardoe goes in search of what is real and what is fictional in the saga of Sawney Bean and how it has changed over time. His researches provide some fascinating insights into the literary formats, anti-Scottish prejudice and sensationalist culture of early modern Britain.

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Sawney Bean

Sawney Bean

Dissecting the Legend of the Scottish Cannibal

Paperback176pp Illustrated

9781781553671     Product Code: 222804

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Legend has it that in the 16th century, Sawney Bean and his cave-dwelling and incestuous family of cannibal killers survived for years on the bodies of over 1,000 victims. In this investigation, Pardoe goes in search of what is real and what is fictional in the saga of Sawney Bean and how it has changed over time. His researches provide some fascinating insights into the literary formats, anti-Scottish prejudice and sensationalist culture of early modern Britain.

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