Birth date: January 01, 1953
Ronald Hutton's Books
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So, it turns out almost everything we “know” about the druids can be attributed to blatant fraud and propaganda. In typical Hutton fashion, BLOOD AND MISTLETOE isn’t a history of the druids, but a history of the historians of the druids. As there are precious few accounts and artifacts left of Dru...
This is one of those books which I'm glad I persevered with, considering that it's quite literally a solid piece of work (very small type too, which doesn't help) but it doesn't quite do what it says on the cover. It's not so much a history of the druids as a history of what people thought and wrote...
Didn't really finish this one but its exactly what you would need to investigate the historic roots of festivals in Great Britain, IIRC there is a gap in the market for a similar work on Irish festivals.
I liked this book, and didn't like it.I like that the connections with antiquity are found in classic literature, such as Byron, Shelly, and Swinburne, rather than insisting on connection with some kind of lineage that goes back to ancients. I have a theory that while there was "a witchcraft" in pr...