Curious Myths of the Middle Ages: The Sangreal, Pope Joan, by Sabine Baring-Gould

By Sabine Baring-Gould

One of the main extraordinary, eclectic thinkers in Victorian England, the Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (1834–1924) used to be intrigued by means of the ugly and infrequently savage heritage of the center a while. The famous writer and folklorist’s fascination with the interval led to this soaking up compilation of classic stories surrounding such figures as William inform and the guy within the Moon.
Twenty-four mythical figures — between others, Saint Patrick, the Pied Piper, knights of the Holy Grail, and St. George — are rejuvenated during this assortment for a brand new viewers. as well as outlines of the myths, the writer presents an goal research in their origins, relevance, and the level in their foundation actually. attention-grabbing assets contain Christian diversifications of prehistoric legends, misinterpretations of tangible occasions, and outright fabrications. Accompanying illustrations offer a visible appreciation for those undying classics. a fabulous creation to age-old tales, this oft-cited paintings might be of worth and curiosity to scholars, students, and different readers.

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