Holy Grail and Holy Thorn

    Holy Grail and Holy Thorn

    Glastonbury in the English Imagination

    Richard Hayman

    Fonthill 2014

    Paperback 160pp Illustrated

    9781781550496   Product Code: 19801

    Glastonbury occupies a unique place in English folklore. It was here that Christ's great-uncle, Joseph of Arimathea, is said to have brought the Holy Grail, and where his staff took root to become the Holy Thorn. Illustrated with 32 pages of colour plates, this fascinating book explores the Glastonbury myth from medieval to modern times, including the legends of King Arthur, William Blake's 'Jerusalem', and its present role as a focus of New Age culture.

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