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And Did Those Feet

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Many folklore stories over time are slowly transformed into myth and legend, permeating the national psyche, eventually becoming part of the way that we think and view ourselves as a nation. This incisive quest attempts to unravel and find answers to many of the still unanswered questions that present themselves when enquiring into some of these myths and legends.
Paperback, 328 pages
Published by Troubador Matador (first published January 6th 2012)
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Sheila
Dec 05, 2012 rated it really liked it


An intricately researched and beautifully illustrated book, And did those feet by Michael Goldsworthy takes as it’s driving force the poet William Blake’s words, made famous in Parry’s anthem Jerusalem. Did Jesus’ feet indeed walk on England’s green and pleasant land? And if he did once dwell here, what might he have left behind to be found in the future?

The author, in his own words, “attempts to elucidate the relationships between certain established fabricated commonly held beliefs,” tying tog
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Joan
Aug 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Christianity’s Foothold in Britain

Mr Goldsworthy is an Englishman and the physical locales that he concentrates on are in England encompassed around the persons of Joseph of Arimathaea, Jesus, His mother Mary, certain of His disciples and King Arthur. His quest also attempts to answer these few questions: “What is the relationship between Neolithic works dotted around the British landscape and those who built the many churches on pre-existing pagan sites? What were the megalithic bu
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Tim
Apr 18, 2013 rated it did not like it
There are some intersting ideas presented by the author, although in a somewhat scattered and unorganized way. Some are supported by page after page of excrutiating detail, while others are simply put out there. But I kept reading, until I got to page 248 (Kindle version) when I read the following.

"If the reader thinks this position is unjust or spurious against the Jews genetical offspring, one only has to view by what mechanism the Holocaust came into effect. The God of Israel has surely no re
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Samantha
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Dec 13, 2012
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