Triumph of the Moon (New ed.) - Ronald Hutton
This first full-scale study of modern pagan witchcraft charts the coalescence of ideas and practice which gave rise to Wicca, starting in the 1800s. It brings together a diverse cast of characters, from village cunning folk, Victorian high magicians, freemasons, and literary figures from D.H. Lawrence to Dennis Wheatley. This handsome 20th-anniversary edition incorporates new research and further reflections on a completely re-written final chapter. A fascinating and eminently readable book. Type is large and readable - font size is a problem in the paperbacks, we know.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Hardback, xvii+516 pages. New.