13th Century

1200s

CRYPTOZOOLOGY / FOLKLORE:
Raphael Holinshed in his Chronicles, wrote that in the reign of King John (1199-1216), some fishers of Oreford in Suffolk caught a man-shaped fish who would not, or could not, speak. He ate fish be it raw or cooked and, after six months, "fledde secretelye", back to the sea.1. Another chronicler writes that in the early 13th century, "fishes of strange shapes were taken, armed with helmets and shields like armed men, only they were much bigger".2

1210s

1220s

1230s

1240s

1250s

CRYPTOZOOLOGY:
A copy of The Black Book of Carmarthen is created, now in the National Library of Wales, which mentions a Cath Paluc, meaning "Palug's cat" or "clawing cat", which roamed Anglesey until slain by Kei. The manuscript is dated c.1250.3

1260s

1270s

1280s

1290s

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