Before her death, Nora Chadwick studied at Cambridge University, she also lectured at Cambridge and St Andrews University. Anne Ross is currently a Lecturer at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
'No people in Celtic antiquity has attracted as much attention as the druids, and it is fitting that such a doyen of Celtic studies as Mrs. Chadwick should give us her view on this controversial order.' -The Welsh History Review 'It is very good to see this splendid source book re-issued in such an attractive format... Chadwick's concise survey is the essential starting point for any serious student of ancient druidism ... one of the most fundamental modern discussions of the druids to be written in English.' Archaeologia Cambrensis '...presents a fine classic study in paperback, covering the institution of druidism and creating a scholarly work which should interest any student of the druids. Enjoy an excellent history which packs depth and detail into its account.'