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Peter Berresford Ellis (born 10 March 1943) is a historian, literary biographer and novelist who has published over 80 books to date under his own name and that of his pseudonym Peter Tremayne. An expert on Celtic history and culture, he is best known in Cornwall as the author of The Cornish Language and its Literature in 1974, which is still regarded as the definitive history of the language and was a set text in the Cornish Language Board's examinations. March 10 is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the European people. ... For other uses, see Cornwall (disambiguation). ... Kesva an Taves Kernewek (Cornish Language Board in Cornish; in UCR orthography Kesva an Tavas Kernowek) is a representative body promoting the Cornish language. ...



He was born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. His father was a Cork-born journalist who started his career on the Cork Examiner. The Ellis family can be traced in the area from 1288. His mother was from an old Sussex family of Saxon origin able to trace their lineage back through fourteen generations in the same area. Her mother was of a Breton family. With Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Breton uncles and aunts, Peter admits that he had little choice than become interested in Celtic matters. Although Peter took his degrees in Celtic Studies, obtaining a first class honours BA and his master's degree, he decided to follow his father into a career in journalism. In December 2006, he was awarded a Doctorate of Literature (honoris causa) in recognition of his work. For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... A detailed map Stratford-upon-Avon Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire (pronounced // or //) is a landlocked non-metropolitan county in central England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Statistics Province: Munster County Town: Cork Code: C (CK proposed) Area: 7,457 km² Population (2006) 480,909 (including City of Cork); 361,766 (without Cork City) Website: www. ... The Irish Examiner (Formerly: Cork Examiner, The Examiner) is an Irish national daily newspaper which primarily circulates in the Munster region surrounding its base in Cork, though it is available throughout the country. ... The Bretons are a distinct celtic ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France. ... This article is about the country. ... The Welsh are, according to Hastings (1997), an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales and the Welsh language, which is a Celtic language. ... This article is about the European people. ...

He began his career as a junior reporter on an English south coast weekly, becoming deputy editor of an Irish weekly newspaper and was then editor of a weekly publishing trade journal in London. He first went as a feature writer to Northern Ireland in 1964 which had a profound effect on him. His first book was published in 1968 - Wales - A Nation Again, on the Welsh struggle for political independence. It carried a foreword by Gwynfor Evans, Plaid Cymru's first Member of Parliament. In 1975 he became a full-time writer. Northern Ireland (Irish: , Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a constituent country of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... Richard Gwynfor Evans (1 September 1912 – April 21, 2005), was a Welsh politician and the first Member of Parliament to represent Plaid Cymru at Westminster (1966-1970; 1974-1979). ... Plaid Cymru (IPA:; English: ; often referred to simply as Plaid) is a political party in Wales. ...

He used his academic background to produce many popular titles in the field of Celtic Studies and is now a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He was given an Irish Post Award in 1988 in recognition of his services to Irish historical studies. In 1987 he was made a Bard of Gorseth Kernow taking the Bardic name Gwas an Geltyon, ('Servant of the Celts'). This was for his work The Cornish Language and its Literature (published in 1974). He and his wife, Dorothy, had lived in Cornwall 1967-8. The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland is a learned society based in Ireland, whose aims are to preserve, examine and illustrate all ancient monuments and memorials of the arts, manners and customs of the past, as connected with the antiquities, language, literature and history of Ireland. Founded in 1849... The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868. ... The Bard (ca. ... Gorseth Kernow is a Cornish organization, which exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall. ... A bardic name is a pseudonym used, in Wales, by poets and other artists, especially those involved in the eisteddfod movement. ... For the Cornish-English dialect, see West Country dialects. ...

He has been International Chairman of the Celtic League 1988-1990; chairman of Scrif-Celt (The Celtic Languages Book Fair in 1985 and in 1986); chairman and vice-president of the London Association for Celtic Education 1989-1995, and now is an Hon. Life Member); From 1988 he is Hon. Life President of the Scottish 1820 Society. He is a member of the Society of Authors and was a member of the Crime Writers Society. He resigned from the CWA when members of the committee, without reference to the membership, invited Jeffrey Archer as their guest of honour at their annual dinner. Archer had just served four years for perjury and perverting the course of justice. Ellis felt that members of the Society should have been consulted on such a controversial invitation. In 2002 Ellis was made an Hon. Life Member of the Irish Literary Society formed by the Nobel Literary Laureate, W.B. Yeats in 1891. The ceremony was made at an annual dinner with the current Society's President, Nobel Literary Laureate Seamus Heaney in attendance. In 2004 Ellis was accorded a Civic Welcome, Reception and Presentation by the Mayor of Cashel, County Tipperary, Councillor Tom Wood, with the unanimous agreement of the Cashel Town Council in the Council Chambers. The honour was in tribute for Ellis's Sister Fidelma books set in and around Cashel. The Celtic League is a political and cultural organisation in the modern Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. ... The Society of Authors (UK) is a trade union for professional writers that was founded in 1884 to protect the rights of writers and fight to retain those rights (with particular attention to copyright protection and, later, the establishment of Public Lending Right). ... Not to be confused with Geoffrey Archer or Baron Archer of Sandwell. ... Perjury is the act of lying or making verifiably false statements on a material matter under oath or affirmation in a court of law or in any of various sworn statements in writing. ... In British law, perversion of the course of justice is a criminal offence in which someone acts in a manner that in some way prevents justice being served on themselves or other parties. ... A 1907 engraving of Yeats. ... Seamus Justin Heaney (IPA: ) (born 13 April 1939) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995. ... Cashel (Caiseal Mumhan in Irish, meaning Stone Fortress of Munster) is a town in County Tipperary, in the southern midlands of the Republic of Ireland, which is also the episcopal see of a Roman Catholic archbishopric and of an Anglican bishop. ...

At the same time as his interest in the Celts, Peter has always been fascinated by aspects of popular literature and has written full-length biographies on H. Rider Haggard, W.E. Johns, Talbot Mundy as well as critical essays on many more popular fiction authors. His own output in the fictional field, writing in the genre of horror fantasy and heroic fantasy, began in 1977 when the first "Peter Tremayne" book appeared. Between 1983 and 1993 he also wrote eight adventure thrillers under the name "Peter MacAlan" . This article is about the European people. ... H. Rider Haggard, author Sir Henry Rider Haggard (June 22, 1856 – May 14, 1925), born in Norfolk, England, was a Victorian writer of adventure novels set in locations considered exotic by readers in his native England. ... Biggles Goes to War (1938). ... Talbot Mundy was a British-born writer of adventure stories during the early twentieth century. ...

A prolific writer, Ellis has published (as of January, 2007) a total of 88 books, 88 short stories, several pamphlets, and numerous academic papers and an uncountable number of signed articles. Under his own name he has been writing a regular column since 1987 entitled ‘Anonn is Anall’ (Here and There) for the Irish Democrat[1] and since 2000, a regular fortnightly column ‘Anois agus Arís’ (Now and Again) for The Irish Post. His work has appeared in over twenty foreign languages. His books break down into 34 titles under his own name; 8 titles under the pseudonym of Peter MacAlan and 45 titles under his pseudonym of Peter Tremayne.


Sister Fidelma series

Sister Fidelma novels and collections of short stories, as Peter Tremayne: Sister Fidelma is a fictional amateur detective, the eponymous heroine of a series by Irish author Peter Tremayne (pseudonym of Peter Berresford Ellis). ...

  1. Absolution By Murder (1994)
  2. Shroud for the Archbishop (1995)
  3. Suffer Little Children (1995)
  4. The Subtle Serpent (1996)
  5. The Spider's Web (1997)
  6. Valley of the Shadow (1998)
  7. The Monk Who Vanished (1999)
  8. Act of Mercy (1999)
  9. Our Lady of Darkness (2000)
  10. Hemlock At Vespers (2000)
  11. Smoke in the Wind (2001)
  12. The Haunted Abbot (2002)
  13. Badger's Moon (2003)
  14. Whispers of the Dead (2004)
  15. The Leper's Bell (2004)
  16. Master of Souls (2005)
  17. A Prayer for the Damned (2006)
  18. Dancing with Demons (2007)


Listed in chronological order under first world publication (mainly UK but with first US publication where applicable).

  1. Wales - A National Again: The Nationalist Struggle for Freedom. Foreword by Gwynfor Evans MP. Library 33 Ltd., London, 1968.
  2. The Scottish Insurrection of 1820. Co-authored with Seumas Mac a' Ghobhainn. Foreword by High MacDiarmid. Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1970.
  3. The Problem of Language Revival: Examples of Language Survivals. Co-authored with Seumas Mac a' Ghobhainn, Club Leabhar Ltd., Inverness, Scotland, 1971.
  4. A History of the Irish Working Class. Victor Gollancz Ltd, London, 1972.
  5. James Connolly: Selected Writings. Edited with an introduction. Pelican Books, Penguin Ltd., London, 1973. (1st US edition from Monthly Review Press (hardcover), New York, 1973.
  6. The Cornish Language and its Literature. Routledge & Kegan Paul ltd, 1974.
  7. Hell or Connaught: The Cromwellian Colonisation of Ireland 1652-1660. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1975. (1st US edition from St Martin's Press, (hardcover) New York, 1975.
  8. The Boyne Water: The Battle of the Boyne, 1690. Hamish Hamilton, London, 1976 (1st US edition from St Martin's Press (hardcover), New York, 1976.
  9. The Great Fire of London: An Illustrated Account. New English Library, London, 1977.
  10. Caesar's Invasion of Britain. Orbis Publishing, London, 1978. (1st US edition New York University Press (hardcover), 1980.
  11. H. Rider Haggard: A Voice from the Infinite. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1978.
  12. Macbeth: High King of Scotland 1040-57. Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1980. (1st US edition from Barnes & Noble, New York, 1993).
  13. By Jove, Biggles! The Life of Captain W.E. Johns. Co-author Piers Williams, W.H. Allen, London 1981.
  14. The Liberty Tree - A Novel. Michael Joseph, London, 1982.
  15. The Last Adventurer: The Life of Talbot Mundy 1879-1940. Donald M. Grant Publishers Inc, Rhode Island, USA. 1984.
  16. Celtic Inheritance. Frederick Muller Ltd, London, 1985. (1st US edition, Dorset Press (hardcover), New York, 1992).
  17. The Celtic Revolution: A Study in Anti-Imperialism. Y Lolfa Cyf, Ceredigion, Wales, 1985.
  18. The Rising of the Moon: A Novel of the Fenian Invasion of Canada. Methuen, London, 1987. (1st US edition, St Martin's Press, (hardcover) New York, 1987.
  19. A Dictionary of Irish Mythology. Constable, London, 1987. (1st US edition from ABC Clio (hardcover) Santa Barbara, California, 1989).
  20. The Celtic Empire: The First Millennium of Celtic History 1000 BC - AD 51. Constable, London, 1990. (1st US edition from Carolina Academic Press (hardcover) North Carolina, 1991).
  21. A Guide to Early Celtic Remains in Britain. Constable Guides, London, 1991.
  22. Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Constable, London, 1992. (1st US edition from ABC Clio, Santa Barbara, California, 1992).
  23. Celt and Saxon: The Struggle for Britain AD 410-937. Constable, London, 1993.
  24. The Celtic Dawn: A History of Pan Celticism. Constable, London, 1993.
  25. The Book of Deer (Constable Library of Celtic Illuminated Manuscripts). Art by Roy Ellsworth and text by Peter Berresford Ellis. Constable, 1994.
  26. The Druids. Constable, London, 1994. (1st US edition from Wm. Eerdmans (hardcover) Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1995).
  27. Celtic Women: Women in Celtic Society and Literature. Constable, London, 1995. (1st US edition from Wm. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1996).
  28. Celt and Greek: Celts in the Hellenic World. Constable, London, 1997.
  29. Celt and Roman: The Celts in Italy. Constable, London, 1998. (1st US edition from St Martin's Press (hardcover) New York, 1998).
  30. The Ancient World of the Celts. Constable, London, 1999. (1st US edition from Barnes & Noble, New York, 1999).
  31. The Chronicles of the Celts: New tellings of their myths and legends. Robinson, London, 1999. (1st US edition from Carroll & Graf (hardcover), New York, 1999.
  32. Erin's Blood Royal: The Gaelic Noble Dynasties of Ireland. Constable, London, 1999. (1st US edition, extensively revised and expanded from Palgrave/St Martin's (hardcover), New York, 2002.
  33. Eyewitness to Irish History, John Wiley & Sons Inc, New York, 2004.


Some of Ellis's pamphlets have been previous listed on sites as books. But these pamphlets are:

  1. The Creed of the Celtic Revolution. Introduction By F.A. Ridley, Medusa Press, London, 1969.
  2. The Story of the Cornish Language. Tor Mark Press, Cornwall, 1971.
  3. Revisionism in Irish Historical Writing: The New Anti-Nationalist School of Historians. A Connolly Association Broadhseet, London, 1989. (Text of Peter's 1989 C. Desmond Greaves Memorial Lecture at Conway Hall, London).
  4. The Cornish Saints. Tor Mark Press, Cornwall, 1992.
  5. Orangeism: Myth and Reality. Connolly Association Broadsheet, London, 1997. (Text of Peter's lecture at the Irish Labour History Museum, Dublin, 1995).

As Peter Tremayne

As well as the Sister Fidelma series, under the pseudonymn "Peter Tremayne" Ellis has written many novels and short stories, the majority inspired by Celtic myth and legend.

  1. The Hound of Frankenstein, Ventura Books, London, 1977. (1st US edition included in The Mammoth Book of Frankenstein, Carroll & Graf, New York, 1994).
  2. Dracula Unborn, Corgi/Bailey Bros, London, 1977. (1st US edition, Walker & Co, (hardcover) New York, 1979.
  3. Masters of Terror 1: William Hope Hodgson. Edited and introduced. Corgi Books, London, 1977.
  4. The Vengeance of She. Sphere Books, London, 1978.
  5. The Revenge of Dracula, Bailey Bros, Folkestone, 1978. (1st US edition, Donald M. Grant Inc, Rhode Island (illustrated collectors' edition) 1978; 1st popular edition from Walker & Co (hardcover) New York, 1979.
  6. The Ants, Sphere Books, London, 1979. (1st US edition Signet Books (paperback), New York, 1980).
  7. Irish Masters of Fantasy. Introduced and edited. Wolfhound Press, Dublin, 1979.
  8. The Curse of Loch Ness, Sphere Books, London, 1979.
  9. The Fires of Lan-Kern. Bailey bros, Folkestone. 1980. (1st US edition, St Martin's (hardcover), New York, 1980.
  10. Dracula, My Love. Bailey Bros, Folkestone, 1980. (1st US edition Dell/Emerald paperback, New York, 1983).
  11. Zombie, Sphere Books, London, 1981. (1st US edition from St Martin's Press (paperback) New York, 1987.
  12. The Return of Raffles. Magnum/Methuen Books, London 1981.
  13. The Morgow Rises! Sphere Books, London, 1982.
  14. The Destroyers of Lan-Kern. Methuen, London, 1982.
  15. The Buccaneers of Lan-Kern, Methuen, London, 1983.
  16. Snowbeast! Sphere Books, London, 1983.
  17. Raven of Destiny, Methuen, London, 1984 (1st US edition Signet Books (paperback), New York, 1986.
  18. Kiss of the Cobra, Sphere Books, London, 1984.
  19. Swamp! Sphere Books, London, 1984 (1st US edition from St Martin's Press, (paperback) New York, 1989).
  20. Angelus! Panther Books, London, 1985.
  21. Nicor! Sphere Books, London, 1987.
  22. Trollnight, Sphere Books, London, 1987.
  23. My Lady of Hy Brasil and other Stories, Donald M. Grant Inc, Rhode Island, USA, 1987.
  24. Ravenmoon, Methuen, London, 1988 (1st US edition, Baen Books [paperback]) New York, 1988.
  25. Island of Shadows, Methuen/Mandarin, London, 1991.
  26. Aisling and other Irish Tales of Terror, Brandon Books, Ireland, 1992.

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Cornish works

Since 1994 books from Peter Tremayne have been solely the Sister Fidelma mysteries. However two items have been published that are first world editions:

  1. An Gwels Nownek ha hwedhlow erell (The Hungry Grass and other tales) gans Peter Tremayne, Kesva an tavas kernewek, 1996. This is a collection of three short stories in the Cornish language.
  2. Li an ows gans Peter Tremayne, Kesva an Tavas Kernewek, 1997, is a Cornish version of a story "The Oath of the Saxon" which Peter published in English in 1992.

Short stories

For avid collectors of Ellis's work it should be noted that as of February 1, 2002, as well as the 22 Sister Fidelma short stories he has published a further 47 short stories as Peter Tremayne; 1 short story as Peter MacAlan and 1 story as Peter Berresford Ellis.

As Peter MacAlan

He has also published eight thriller novels as Peter MacAlan. These are:

  1. The Judas Battalion, W.H. Allen, London, 1983
  2. Airship, W.H. Allen, London, 1984
  3. The Confession, W.H. Allen, London, 1985
  4. Kitchener's Gold, W.H. Allen, London, 1986
  5. The Valkyrie Directive, W.H. Allen, London, 1987
  6. The Doomsday Decree, W.H. Allen, London, 1988
  7. Fireball, Severn House, London, 1991
  8. The Windsor Protocol, Severn House, London, 1993

Overall, Ellis's works have appeared in nearly a score of European languages as well as Japanese.

His signed articles are almost too numerous to count and include several academic papers in the field of Celtic culture and history. His degrees are, of course, in Celtic Studies and he is a Fellow of the Royal History Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Antiquaries; an Honorary Life Member of the London Association for Celtic Education, in which he served as both chairman and vice-president; Honorary Life President of the 1820 Society (Scotland). He was chairman of Scríf-Celt (Celtic Languages Book Fair) in 1985 and again in 1986; International chairman of The Celtic League (1988-1990) and has served on the committee of such groups as The Irish Brigades Association (New York), The Irish Literary Society etc. In 1987 he reserved an Irish Post Award for his contribution to Irish Historical Studies.


  1. ^ Peter Berresford Ellis column at the Irish Democrat

See also

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Prehistoric Britain was a period in the human occupation of Great Britain that extended throughout prehistory, ending with the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43. ... The Prehistory of the Iberian peninsula begins with the arrival of the first hominins c. ... The La Tène culture was an Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Lake Neuchatel in Switzerland, where a rich trove of artifacts was discovered by Hansli Kopp in 1857. ... This article covers the culture of Romanized areas of Gaul. ... Celtic Christianity, or Insular Christianity (sometimes commonly called the Celtic Church) broadly refers to the Early Medieval Christian practice that developed around the Irish Sea in the fifth and sixth centuries: that is, among Celtic/British peoples such as the Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, Manx (the inhabitants of the British... The Early Medieval era in Ireland, from 800 to 1166 is characterised by Viking raids, then settlement, in what had become a stable and wealthy country. ... It has been suggested that Schottenklöster be merged into this article or section. ... Celtic Law The social structure of Iron Age Celtic society was highly developed. ... Celtic mythology is the mythology of Celtic polytheism, apparently the religion of the Iron Age Celts. ... Celtic polytheism refers to the religious beliefs and practices of ancient Celts until the Christianization of Celtic-speaking lands. ... Druidry or Druidism was the religion of the ancient druids, the priestly class in ancient Celtic and Gallic societies through much of Western Europe north of the Alps and in the British Isles. ... This article deals with Old Irish and Middle Irish literature // The earliest existing examples of the written Irish language as preserved in manuscripts do not go back farther than the 8th century; they are chiefly found in Scriptural glosses written between the lines or on the margins of religious works... Muiredacha Cross. ... Bardic Poetry refers to the writings of poets trained in the Bardic Schools of Ireland and the Gaelic parts of Scotland, as they existed down to about the middle of the 17th century, or, in Scotland, the early 18th century. ... For the band, see Celtic Cross (band). ... A classic Celtic knot pattern Celtic knots are a variety of (endless) knots and stylized graphical representations of knots used for decoration, first known to have been used by the Celts. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 605 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1373 × 1361 pixel, file size: 672 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Dessin celtique de forme ronde, contours tracé en noir et blanc, représentant des chiens entrelacés. ... This article concerns those peoples who consider themselves, or have been considered by others, to be Celts in modern times, ie post 1800. ... The Celtic Revival, also known as the Irish Literary Revival, was begun by Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and William Butler Yeats in Ireland in 1896. ... The Six Nations considered the heartland of the modern Celts Celtic nations are areas of Europe inhabited by members of Celtic cultures, specifically speakers of Celtic languages. ... Celtic music is a term utilized by artists, record companies, music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of musical genres that evolved out of the folk musical traditions of the Celtic peoples of Northern Europe. ... The pronunciation of the words Celt and Celtic in their various meanings has been surrounded by some confusion: the initial, <c> can be realised either as /k/ or as /s/. Both can be justified philologically and both are correct in terms of English prescriptive usage. ... Pan-Celticism is the name given to a variety of movements that espouse greater contact between the various Celtic countries. ... Although Irish has been used as a literary language for more than a thousand years (see Irish literature), and in a form intelligible to contemporary speakers since at least the sixteenth century, modern Irish literature is thought to begin with the revival movement. ... The International Celtic Congress is a cultural organisation that seeks to promote the Celtic languagues of the nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. ... The Celtic League is a political and cultural organisation in the modern Celtic nations of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. ... A group of Neo-druids from the Sylvan Grove of the OBOD at Stonehenge on the morning of the summer solstice 2005. ... The Proto-Celtic language, also called Common Celtic, is the putative ancestor of all the known Celtic languages. ... The Insular Celtic language hypothesis groups the Goidelic languages, which include Irish, Scottish Gaelic and the recently extinct Manx, together with the Brythonic languages, of which the modern ones are Welsh, Breton, and the moribund Cornish. ... The Brythonic languages (or Brittonic languages) form one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic language family. ... The Goidelic languages (also sometimes called, particularly in colloquial situations, the Gaelic languages or collectively Gaelic) have historically been part of a dialect continuum stretching from the south of Ireland, the Isle of Man, to the north of Scotland. ... The Continental Celtic languages are those Celtic languages that are neither Goidelic nor Brythonic. ... Celtiberian (also Hispano-Celtic) is an extinct Celtic language spoken by the Celtiberians in northern Spain before and during the Roman Empire. ... Gaulish is the name given to the Celtic language that was spoken in Gaul before the Vulgar Latin of the late Roman Empire became dominant in Roman Gaul. ... Galatian is an extinct Celtic language once spoken in Galatia in Asia Minor (modern Turkey) from the 3rd century BC up to the 4th century AD. Of the language only a few glosses and brief comments in classical writers and scattered names on inscriptions survive. ... Lepontic is an extinct Celtic language that was once spoken in Northern Italy between 700 BCE and 400 BCE. The language is only known from a few inscriptions discovered that were written in a variety of the Northern Italic alphabet, which was related to the Old Italic alphabet. ... See: list of Scots list of Irish people list of Welsh people list of English people list of Breton people Celt Category: Lists of people by ancestry ... This is a list of Celtic tribes and associated celtic peoples with their geographical localization. ... A map of Gaul showing the relative position of the tribes. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Ireland This page aims to list articles related to the island of Ireland. ... This is a list of topics related to Cornwall, UK. The Cornwall category contains a more comprehensive selection of Cornish articles. ... The gods and goddesses of Celtic mythology are known from a variety of sources. ...

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