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By Marc Alexander

Britain's wealthy and sundry folklore, legends and ideology supply a different perception into the island's turbulent historical past. each invader, refugee or settler has helped give a contribution a few new point or twist to the complicated development of our nationwide history, and new myths are nonetheless within the making. This quantity presents a complete spouse to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and eire. A common advent is by means of fifteen sections (Customs and Pageantry, status Stones, legendary Creatures, The Arthurian Cycle, Christian Folklore, The satan and his Works, Fairy Lore, Witchcraft and Magic, Heroes and Villains, historic Hauntings, Mysteries of the prior, Omens and relations Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of outdated England), every one of which additionally has its personal brief preface yet is especially offered as an A-Z consultant, e.g. inside of legendary Creatures know about the Loch Ness Monster, St George and the Dragon, the Yeth or want Hounds and so forth; inside of Heroes and Villains are Arthur, Boudicca, Robert the Bruce, Robin Hood and so on. References are integrated to suitable areas to go to, and on the finish of the publication there's a absolutely up to date people customized Calendar of occasions being held all year long, plus a considerable checklist of additional reading.

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