Martyrs and Mystics

Martyrs and Mystics

by Ed Glinert
     
 

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A guided tour of Britain’s spiritual heritageDid Joseph of Arimathea really bring the holy grail to Glastonbury? Why do many conspicracy theorists believe architects such as Wren and Hawksmoore secretly built London according to principles from the Old Testament? What were the true reasons for the executions of martyrs such as Ridley, Wycliffe and Cranmer?All

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A guided tour of Britain’s spiritual heritageDid Joseph of Arimathea really bring the holy grail to Glastonbury? Why do many conspicracy theorists believe architects such as Wren and Hawksmoore secretly built London according to principles from the Old Testament? What were the true reasons for the executions of martyrs such as Ridley, Wycliffe and Cranmer?All these intriguing questions, and many more, are answered in Ed Glinert’s unusual and fascinating new book. Glinert travels round Britain unearthing the most interesting spiritual characters and stories from over 2,000 years of British history.From martyrs to mystics, millenialists to malingerers, and ‘messiahs’ magicians magicians, Britain’s turbulent religious history has thrown up a wealth of intriguing characters. Ed Glinert tells their stories in readable, bitesized chunks.

Ed Glinert has a fantastic knowledge of lore and legend. He's the author of London: Exploring the Hidden Metropolis and A Literary Guide to London – described as a 'mine of information…'. He has written the London column in Time Out magazine, worked for satirical magazine Private Eye, as well as having written for the Radio Times and Mojo.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007544295
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2013
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Ed Glinert was born in Dalston, London. He is the author of The London Compendium, Literary London and East End Chronicles, as well as editing the Sherlock Holmes stories and the complete works of Gilbert and Sullivan for Penguin Classics. Ed leads a variety of walks for a major London walking tours company.

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