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Land of Dairy Milk Bars and Honey

Tonight, I’m going to take a look at British Israelism, the movement popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries that insisted the British were descended from refugees from Israel. This was essentially a way to be pro-Semitic and … Continue reading

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The Other Leading Bran

Today I’d like to take a look at one of the mythical Kings of Britain, the giant Bran Fendigaid, or Bran the Blessed. His name can mean “raven” or “crow,” and he was large enough to wade through seas. Exactly … Continue reading

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The King of Fishful Thinking

In Arthurian legend, the Fisher King was the guardian of the Holy Grail, but I wasn’t sure how he came by his aquatic nickname until I looked it up today. Since he was severely wounded in either the legs or … Continue reading

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