Ronald Edmund Hutton is an English historian who specialises in Early Modern Britain, British folklore, pre-Christian religion, and contemporary paganism. He is currently a professor of history at the University of Bristol, and has written 14 books. He has also appeared on British television. We’ve gathered a few interesting facts about Hutton, and you can read his biography to learn more about his research and writing style.
A professor of history at the University of Bristol, Hutton is also an Associate Dean of Arts and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has represented the discipline of history and archaeology on the English Heritage Board, and is chair of the Blue Plaques Panel, which awards commemorative plaques to historic buildings and places. His books and television appearances have helped him gain respect among scholars from diverse backgrounds. Here are a few of his notable achievements:
Hutton studied ancient and medieval paganism, and witchcraft beliefs. His book explores attitudes toward witchcraft around the world and how people treat suspected witches. Hutton’s unique blend of anthropology, literature, and history helps readers learn about the evolution of witchcraft in different regions of the world. Hutton also explores how the Green Man evolved over the centuries. In a fascinating read, this book will educate you about the dark side of staying put and how witchcraft has terrified people for centuries.
While researching the history of Wicca and Druidry, Hutton wrote several books. His first book, The Druids: A History of the Druids in Britain, was published in May 2009. His other works on the subject include Witches, Druids, and King Arthur, and a series of articles that focus on Tolkien and the occult in Britain.