Celtic Britain (Country Series)

Celtic Britain (Country Series)

by HomerSykes (Author)


Who were the Celts? What part did they play in our land s history? In Celtic Britain, Homer Sykes embarks on a fascinating journey though the mysterious landscapes and artifacts bequeathed to us by the Celts. Over 120 evocative photographs take us from Cornwall, through England, Wales and up to Scotland. We visit little-known sites that belong to pre-Celtic times, ruined cells where Celtic holy men performed Christian ceremonies during the Dark Ages, enigmatic sites such as Stonehenge, Avebury, and places that are shrouded in the mysteries of Arthurian legend. The powerful narrative explores the historical and archaeological evidence surrounding the myths, folktales and sites that are scattered throughout Britain: saints who saved lives by restoring heads to shoulders, eels that coiled around patients legs to cure them, the mystery of the bluestones at Carn Menyn, and many more.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Published: 14 Jun 2001

ISBN 10: 1841881503
ISBN 13: 9781841881508
Book Overview: HIGHLIGHTS Brent Knoll St Non's Chapel Pilgrim's Cross, Nevern Caldy Island Tre'r Ceiri Hill Fort Druids at Stonehenge Bacup Coconut Dancers Bardsey Island St David's Cathedral Beddarthur Preseli Mts Ramsey Island

Author Bio
Homer Sykes is a well-known freelance photographer and a member of the internationally renowned group, Network Photographers. He has travelled widely on photographic assignments throughout the world. His passion however is Britain and his books include Once a Year: Some Traditional British Customs and Mysterious Britain. He was co-author with Roger Protz of The Village Pub, with Godfrey Smith of The English Season, and with Roy Kerridge of The Storm is Passing Over. Homer Sykes currently lives in London, SW20.