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William Blake and the Myths of Britain


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 18-58
  4. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 59-113
  5. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 114-151
  6. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 152-178
  7. Jason Whittaker
    Pages 179-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 189-215

About this book


William Blake and the Myths of Britain is the first full-length study of Blake's use of British mythology and history. From Atlantis to the Deists of the Napoleonic Wars, this book addresses why the eighteenth century saw a revival of interest in the legends of the British Isles and how Blake applied these in his extraordinary prophetic histories of the giant Albion, revitalising myths of the Druids and Joseph of Arimathea bringing Christ to Albion.


Britain Deism deists eighteenth century Great Britain history history of literature Jesus Christ knowledge William Blake

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Falmouth College of ArtsEngland

About the authors

Jason Whittaker is Lecturer in English with Media Studies at Falmouth College of Arts.

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