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By Marc Alexander

Britain's wealthy and sundry folklore, legends and ideology supply a distinct perception into the island's turbulent historical past. each invader, refugee or settler has helped give a contribution a few new aspect or twist to the complicated development of our nationwide background, and new myths are nonetheless within the making. This quantity offers a complete spouse to legends and customs in England, Scotland, Wales and eire. A normal advent 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, old Hauntings, Mysteries of the previous, Omens and family members Traditions, Superstitions and Charms, Royal Traditions, and Pub Lore of previous England), each one of which additionally has its personal brief preface yet is principally offered as an A-Z advisor, e.g. inside legendary Creatures learn 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 suitable areas to go to, and on the finish of the ebook there's a absolutely updated people customized Calendar of occasions being held all year long, plus a considerable record of additional reading.

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