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Mythology of the British Isles
Recounting stories and legends from the dark centuries of British prehistory to the 9th century AD - tales of giants and fairies, druids and saints, King Lear, King Arthur and Old King Cole - Ashe shows how they all interrelate and take on fresh significance from historical and archaelogical research. The origins and legends of the Giants, the Ancient Britons, the Picts, t ...more
Published January 1st 2000 by Methuen Publishing
(first published April 5th 1990)
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Take the format of Robert Graves' books of Greek mythology, apply to British mythology in a light, literate style and you have a potted description of this book. Ashe summarizes the legends on which Britain is built with succinct elegance and his insights into the probable meanings make fascinating reading. Recommended for anyone with even a casual interest in Arthurian legend.
Geoffrey Thomas Leslie Ashe is a British cultural historian, a writer of non-fiction books and novels.More about Geoffrey Ashe...