The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination

  title={The Image of Antiquity: Ancient Britain and the Romantic Imagination},
  author={Sam Smiles},
The domain of prehistory the past and its meanings Northern heroes and national identity the bards of Britain the Druids ancestors and others - the origins of England the image of the Briton the megalithic landscape garden design and the prehistoric past. 
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