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Professor Ronald Hutton

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Professor Ronald Hutton is Head of History at the University of Bristol, Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Society of Antiquaries, Commissioner of English Heritage. A man passionately in love with history. He once stated that “history occupies the space in my life filled in that of others by religion or spirituality. It defines much of the way I come to terms with the cosmos, and with past, present and future.”

He has authored 14 books on the history and folklore of the British Isles in the 16th and 17th centuries, paganism, shamanism, druidry and occultism.

“Not strongly religious by temperament,” but the son of a pagan mother, Hutton has devoted his entire career to the study of paganism - in his own words - the only religion that England gave the world. David V Barrett of The Independent has called Hutton’s Blood and Mistletoe: a history of the Druids in Britain

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This man is simply wonderful by - 05/11/2011 - 16:35

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