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The history of magic in Britain, from the druids to Aleister Crowley.


This is a history of the mythical and magical in Britain, from ancient times to the present. The author begins by exploring the question of what magic is, and then proceeds to look at myth, magic and mysticism throughout the history of these isles – Roman religion; the druids; the legend of King Arthur; the Anglo-Saxons and, in particular, the concept of wyrd; the impact of the conversion to Christianity; John Dee; the English Revolution; Romanticism; Aleister Crowley; and the infamous 'Magical Battle of Britain'. The Magical History of Britain will be of interest to any readers looking for a history that is a little different, or who would like to find out more about the history of magic on these isles. 


Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2021. Paperback, 288 pages. New.

The Magical History of Britain - Martin Wall