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  • A Brief History of the Druids by Peter Berresford Ellis
    A Brief History of the Druids (English, Paperback) Peter Berresford Ellis

    A history of the cult of the ancient Druids, exploring who they really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. The author's interpretation of the facts is based on both archaeological and etymological findings.

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  • The Radical Rising by Peter Berresford-Ellis
    The Radical Rising (English, Paperback) Peter Berresford-Ellis, Seumas Mac A' Ghobhainn

    The acclaimed story of a revolution that could have destroyed the United Kingdom.

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  • Eyewitness to Irish History by Peter Berresford Ellis
    Eyewitness to Irish History (English, Paperback) Peter Berresford Ellis

    A unique documentary history of Irish civilization, from ancient times to the present. Offering a treasure trove of original source material letters, diaries, reports, memoirs and other firsthand accounts, this volume captures the tumultuous events and distinctive texture of Irish history like no other book.

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  • Dictionary of Celtic Mythology by Peter Berresford Ellis
    Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (English, Paperback) Peter Berresford Ellis

    The Celts were one of the great founding civilizations of Europe and the first North European people to emerge into recorded history, producing a vibrant labyrinth of mythological tales and sagas that have influenced the literary traditions of Europe and the world. The first A-Z reference of its kind, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology is fascinating and accessible guide to the gods and goddesses,...

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  • Celtic Myths and Legends by Peter Berresford Ellis
    Celtic Myths and Legends (English, Paperback) Peter Berresford Ellis

    This is an enchantingly told collection of the stirring sagas of gods and goddesses, fabulous beasts, strange creatures, and such heroes as Cuchulain, Fingal, and King Arthur from the ancient Celtic world. Included are popular myths and legends from all six Celtic cultures of Western EuropeIrish, Scots, Manx, Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. Here for the modern reader are the rediscovered tales of cattle raids, tribal invasions, druids, duels, and doomed love that have been incorporated into, and sometimes distorted by, European mythology and even Christian figures. For example, there is the story of Lugh of the Long Hand, one of the greatest gods in the Celtic pantheon, who was later transformed into the faerie craftsman Lugh-Chromain, and finally demoted to the lowly Leprechaun. Celtic Myths and Legends also retells the story of the classic tragic love story of Tristan and Iseult (probably of Cornish originthere was a real King Mark and a real Tristan in Cornwall) and the original tale of King Arthur, a Welsh leader who fought against the invading Anglo-Saxons. In the hands of Peter Berresford Ellis, the myths sung by long-dead Celtic bards come alive to enchant the modern reader. The casual reader will be best entertained by ... the legends themselves ...colored with plenty of swordplay, ... quests, shape-shiftings, and druidic sorcery.?Publishers Weekly

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