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The sea kingdoms : the story of Celtic Britain and Ireland

Author: Alistair Moffat
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alistair Moffat's journey, from the Scottish islands and Scotland, to the English coast, Wales, Cornwall and Ireland, ignores national boundaries to reveal the rich fabric of culture and history of Celtic Britain which still survives today. This is a vividly told, dramatic and enlightening account of the oral history, legends and battles of a people whose past stretches back many hundred of years. The Sea Kingdoms  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Moffat
ISBN: 9781841587172 1841587176
OCLC Number: 191754268
Notes: Originally published: London : HarperCollins, 2001.
Description: x, 316 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: The music of the thing as it happened --
In the dreamtime --
The islands of the evening --
The islands of the mighty --
The ghost fences --
Until the break of day --
The sons of death --
The lords of the isles --
The long riders --
Keys of the kingdoms --
Sons of prophecy --
Imagineering --
1798 --
The revenge of the disnamed --
Beyond the circle of firelight.
Responsibility: Alistair Moffat.

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'The most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it' - The Scotsman'Brimming with interesting facts ... instructive and wide-ranging' - Cal McCrystal, Read more...

 
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