New book looks at perception of the Druids in Great Britain

The popular perception of the Druid as either a sage with a long beard or a blood-thirsty expert in human sacrifice is the topic of a new book by Bristol University professor Ronald Hutton: Blood and Mistletoe: a History of the Druids in Britain.

The book looks at the classic accounts of the Druids by Roman chroniclers, but also at the revival of the religion in the 18th and 19th centuries. David V Barrett of the Independent has the review.