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By Marc Alexander

Britain's wealthy and sundry folklore, legends and ideology supply a special perception into the island's turbulent heritage. each invader, refugee or settler has helped give a contribution a few new point or twist to the complicated trend of our nationwide history, and new myths are nonetheless within the making. This quantity presents a entire spouse to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and eire. A common creation is through 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, ancient Hauntings, Mysteries of the earlier, Omens and kinfolk Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of outdated England), each one of which additionally has its personal brief preface yet is especially offered as an A-Z consultant, e.g. inside legendary Creatures know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 forth. References are incorporated to proper areas to go to, and on the finish of the booklet there's a absolutely up to date people customized Calendar of occasions being held all year long, plus a considerable record of extra reading.

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