The Fens were an area of marshland in Eastern Anglia.[1]


In 1953 the Fens and Oxfordshire were flooded.[2]


The Fens had never been fully mapped, but were known to be a very large marshland that extended to the coast of the shallow sea and took up hundreds of square miles. Parts of the Fens had been drained by Hollanders who settled there. Within the Fens were the Byanplats, a slightly raised area upon which the Zaal was built.[1]


The Fens were inhabited by waterbirds and eels, which formed part of the gyptian cuisine.[1]

Creatures and legendsEdit

The Fens held some creatures like will-o’-the-wykes that would hide under the water and even had some legends like the great ghost dog Black Shuck.


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  2. Northern Lights, Chapter 8
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