Angles, Saxons, Celts, Britons: Children of a Common Past

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Reveals the pivotal role played by the monks and scribes of Ireland in the development of Western culture and history.
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A fictional memoir of a nun who had been a practicing druid for many years during Ireland's Dark Ages.
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Years after escaping slavery in Ireland as a young man, Patricius returns to Ireland to bring Christianity to the heathens, and finds himself joining forces with Osian, a great poet-warrior of the Fianna.
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As druids in Celtic Gaul, they had been the harmonious soul of their tribe. But when Julius Caesar and his army invaded and conquered their homeland, the great druid Ainvar and his clan fled for their lives, taking with them the ancient knowledge. Guided by a strange destiny, they found themselves drawn to a green island at the very rim of the world: Hibernia, home of the Gael.
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Captured and raised by Danes in the ninth century, dispossessed nobleman Uhtred witnesses the unexpected defeat of his adoptive Viking clan by Alfred of Wessex and longs to recover his father's land.

*[[Beowulf: A New Verse Translation -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/531856]]\\
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The monster Grendel expresses his isolation and loneliness in a dark and bleak northern world.

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(:title Angles, Saxons, Celts, Britons: Children of a Common Past:)
(:description selected fiction and nonfiction about the early inhabitants of the British Isles - December 2009:)

Selected fiction and nonfiction about the early inhabitants of the British Isles. December 2009.

*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=how+the+irish&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|How the Irish Saved Civilization]]\\
by Thomas Cahill\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=confessions+of+a+pagan+nun&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|Confessions of a Pagan Nun]]\\
by Kate Horsley\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=i+am+of+irelaunde&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|I am of Irelaunde: A Novel of Patrick]]\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=the+greener+shore&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia]]\\
by Morgan Llywelyn\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=the+last+kingdom&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|The Last Kingdom]]\\
by Bernard Cornwell\\
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translated by Seamus Heaney\\
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*[[http://wmars.cwmars.org/search/t?SEARCH=grendel&sortdropdown=-&searchscope=41|Grendel]]\\
by John Gardner

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