Pagans and Priests

Pagans and Priests : The Coming of Christianity to Britain and Ireland

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Michelle P. Brown tells the fascinating story of how Christianity arrived on these islands. We begin in the world of faith before the new religion took root, a world of sun, stars and standing stones. Brown then explores the arrival of Christianity, as new ideas reached British soil along with trade goods and, crucially, as the province was colonised by the Romans. By the time Rome withdrew at the start of the fifth century, the British church was thriving. Over the next 650 years, the islands played (sometimes reluctant) hosts to the Angles, Saxons, Frisians, Jutes and Vikings. Creativity flourished in art and literature, resulting in some of the world's most remarkable and beautiful works. Many of these have survived against the odds and continue to inspire us more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745952941
  • 9780745952949

About Michelle Brown

DR MICHELLE P. BROWN is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies at the University of London and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. She was Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library for 18 years. She has curated several major exhibitions, published many books and lectured widely around the more