The landscape of Britain and Ireland has been the inspiration for myths and legends for centuries. From ancient kings to infamous murderers, this book will open your eyes to the magic and history to be found on your doorstep. In "Myths and Legends of Britain and Ireland", author Richard Jones travels the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland, discovering haunted woodland, crumbling castles and mysterious folklore. The book explains and describes the stories behind and places associated with such famous characters as Robin Hood and the mystical fairies and monstrous animals that inhabit these enchanted lands. In a new concise format, with updated entries providing such details as essential contact information, this richly illustrated book combines atmospheric photography with fascinating text to provide an indispensable and entertaining journey through the heritage of Britain and Ireland.