Tag Archives: Druids

The Picturesque Traveller discovers Wales

A few months ago I wrote about the change in attitudes to ‘wilderness’ and ‘untamed’ landscapes in the 18thc in a post concentrating on the Lake District.  This week  I want to turn  to Wales which became another 18thc scenic landscape … Continue reading

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Dr Stukeley & the Druids

  HAPPY NEW YEAR! Believe it or not this is my 100th post – and coincides nicely with the end of  my second year writing this blog. Suitably for the time of year  its the second one about mistletoe, following on from … Continue reading

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The Golden Bough

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without Mistletoe would it? So this is the first of a couple of posts about this  mystical  plant and the traditions surrounding it which are, according to Richard Mabey, ” amongst Northern Europe’s last surviving remnants … Continue reading

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