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Myths and legends of the British Isles

Author: Richard W Barber
Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 1999.
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Includes material on King Lear, Hamlet, Merlin, Taliesin, King Arthur, Beowulf, Cuchulain, the Mabinogi, the voyage of St. Brendan, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury, St. George, Helena and the true cross, King Harold, Hereward the Wake, Richard the Lionheart, Havelok the Dane, Guy of Warwick, Robin Hood, Macbeth, and Lady Godiva, among others.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Myths and legends of the British Isles.
Rochester, N.Y. : Boydell Press, 1999
(DLC) 99021492
(OCoLC)40943441
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Barber
ISBN: 0585165041 9780585165042
OCLC Number: 44956659
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 572 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Prologue: The Roman stories of the Outer Isles --
The origins: The giants of the Island of Albion --
The origins of the Scottish nation --
The book of the takings of Ireland --
The descent of the Ango-Saxon kings from Woden --
The early history of Britain: Brutus conquers Britain --
King Lear --
Lludd and Llefelys --
The dream of Maxen Wledig --
Hengist and Horsa --
The story of Hamlet --
Marvels and magic: On the marvels of Britain --
Cuthwch and Olwen --
The life of Merlin --
Taliesin --
The wild hunt --
Heroes and saints: Arthur --
Beowulf --
The deeds of Cuchulain --
The four branches of the Mabinogi: I: Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed; II: Branwen, the daughter of Lyr; III: Manawyddan, the son of Lyr; IV: Math, son of Mathonwy --
The voyage of St. Brendan --
The life of Saint Cadog --
St. Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury --
St. George --
Helena and the true cross --
History and romance: The life of King Harold --
Hereward the Wake --
Richard Coeur de Lion --
King Horn --
Havelok the Dane --
Guy of Warwick --
Bevis of Hampton --
Robin Hood --
Macbeth --
Lady Godiva --
Epigraph.
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Richard Barber.

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Includes material on King Lear, Hamlet, Merlin, Taliesin, King Arthur, Beowulf, Cuchulain, the Mabinogi, the voyage of St. Brendan, St. Joseph of Arimathea and Glastonbury, St. George, Helena and the true cross, King Harold, Hereward the Wake, Richard the Lionheart, Havelok the Dane, Guy of Warwick, Robin Hood, Macbeth, and Lady Godiva, among others.

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An excellent reference book... This collection makes fascinating reading. The stories are authoritatively and accurately written - there should be a copy in every school in Britain, and certainly in Read more...

 
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