5 thoughts on “The Druids

  1. Written with a lighter touch than Hutton’s academic work, this is a book meant to be accessible to a wider audience. As a consequence, its liberally sprinkled with the author’s wonderful humour and had me laughing rather a lot.

    There isn’t much evidence for what the Druids of 2000 years ago got up to, and what we do have is problematic. Rather than chew this over at any length, Hutton concentrates on the history of modern druidry, starting around 1500 and going through to the repsent day. Rather

  2. Back when this book was being publicized just before it came out I was itching to get it. I even pre-ordered it, because I had read all of Ronald Hutton’s books and I knew the kind of scholarly study that goes into them. I couldn’t wait for the day it arrived and when it did, I dropped all the other books that I was reading and started to read it.

    What first struck me was the introduction. It seems that this book was written with people who thought that his other books were “too hard” for them to

  3. Too difficult to read even half. I now know that the last 400 years have been filled with utter scam artists, liars and people with pure ideas of fantasy about the Druids. Maybe this book was made more accessible to the public, but of absolutely no interest to me. I already knew that Druidry is mostly based on fantasy, learning of the lies and the scamming was extremely depresing and of no use in my life.

  4. Very academic to read. While I have lots of admiration for Ronald on tv and the talks he gives. He writes as he teaches, which is the top end of university. As a dyslexic, I found his writing to be out of my league.
    But I can aberiate that other people may find it easy and enjoyable.

  5. The Druids were Celtic Religious leaders who were wiped out by the Romans. Not much is known about them as their teachings were oral rather than written. They left behind no written records of themselves. The only thing modern scholars have to go on is written records left behind by their foes, which were not too complimentary.

    In the early 1500’s European Nations started to become interested in the Druids. The Germans were the first, although the Druids were not Germanic. They claimed that the D

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