Vintage engraving of Druids, Archdruid in his judicial habit. 1815, The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, by MEYRICK, Samuel

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Vintage engraving of Druids, Archdruid in his judicial habit. 1815, The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, by MEYRICK, Samuel
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Vintage engraving of Druids, Archdruid in his judicial habit. 1815, The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, by MEYRICK, Samuel Rush and SMITH Charles Hamilton. A druid was a member of the high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures. While perhaps best remembered as religious leaders, they were also legal authorities, adjudicators, lorekeepers, medical professionals, and political advisors.