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"The Age of Saints" - an illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales by Peter Anthony Freeman


  • "The Age of Saints"
  • An illustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales
  • by Peter Anthony Freemans
  • Illustrated Throughout by Various Artists
  • Illustrated Throughout by Various Artists
  • 5.5" x 8.5" - 69 Pages Black and White with Full Color Illustrations Throughout.
  • Soft Cover Paperback Booklet Style
  • A Raven Above Press Publication
  • ISBN -978-0-985044763
    Price: $20.00


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    Review by Jen Delyth I had the pleasure of meeting Peter Anthony Freeman at a Welsh Festival. His wonderful insightful storytelling and humour gave me such pleasureā€¦ I would say Peter is a Shanachie, but that is the Irish name for a truly gifted wisdom story tellerā€¦ And Peter is born and bred Welshman - who knows his stories and culture from living closely with the places from which these characters have grown. I was happy to see he had written this charming little book, with illustrations from many different artists (including myself!). This is a short edition book by Ravenabovepress, so not widely available. Here it is! "The Age of Saints -AnIllustrated Guide to the Saints of Wales" Twenty Seven Saints, Twenty Seven tales, presenting a sample of the rich history and heritage os fWales. Written mainly for the entertainment of the reader, but also as a starting point for the serious student who would wish to research further into he lives of these remarkable early Christians. "From the 5th to the 7th Century, during a time that historians refer to as the "Dark Ages", there occurred an amazing renaissance in Wales. An explosion of the Christian Church with Priests, Abbots and Bishops from Wales preaching the new religion, founding monasteries with baptizing the Celtic people. Wales became known as the Cradle of the Western Church, and those early Christian missionaries were venerated as Saints. Each of these Saints has a story to tell. Part myth and part history though this book makes no attempt to differentiate. The stories of the Saints, abridged for this particular work, are told as they were believed. This is no dry regurgitating of information. Here you will read of the legend of British Christianity as it spreads from the Celtic heartland across to Gaul, and even influenced the HOly See at Rome."