By Homer Sykes
Who have been the Celts? What half did they play in our land s heritage? In Celtic Britain, Homer Sykes embarks on a desirable trip although the mysterious landscapes and artifacts bequeathed to us by way of the Celts. Over a hundred and twenty evocative images take us from Cornwall, via England, Wales and as much as Scotland. We stopover at little-known websites that belong to pre-Celtic occasions, ruined cells the place Celtic holy males played Christian ceremonies through the darkish a while, enigmatic websites comparable to Stonehenge, Avebury, and locations which are shrouded within the mysteries of Arthurian legend. The strong narrative explores the ancient and archaeological facts surrounding the myths, folktales and websites which are scattered all through Britain: saints who kept lives by way of restoring heads to shoulders, eels that coiled round sufferers legs to medication them, the secret of the bluestones at Carn Menyn, and plenty of extra.
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