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The Druids and King Arthur; a new view of early Britain.


The Druids and King Arthur; a new view of early Britain.

Melrose, Robin.

McFarland & Co.


214 pages




Retired from teaching English and linguistics (U. of Portsmith, England), Melrose is not in fact writing here about the Druids, or about Arthur, he says, but about where the people we call Druids came from, where the story of Arthur came from, and the role that they both played in the creation of a new order after the end of Roman rule in Britain. The tale incorporates the religion of Roman Britain, Old and Medieval Welsh literature, Salisbury Plain, the cult of the Thracian horsemen, the oracle of Dodona, the star Arcturus, and the mythical founder of Arcadia.

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Date:Apr 1, 2011
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