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The Magical History of Britain - Martin Wall


Martin Wall's The Magical History of Britain is an exploration of the influence of magic and myth in British life from the ancient period to the present day. Along the way, the author examines the life and influence of famous occult figures such as Aleister Crowley, Dr. John Dee, and William Blake. He shows how abiding myths, such as the Arthurian tales or the Glastonbury legends, resurface time and again, and how, through the colonial project, they were spread across the world. The Magical History of Britain is an erudite and accessible work, demonstrating how magic has been present in, and influenced, the development of contemporary British culture and aspirations. 

Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2019. Hardback with dustjacket. 288 pages. New.


16 colour plates.