Aylett Sammes, Britannia antiqua illustrata (London, 1676).

As the subtitle of this volume, 'The antiquities of ancient Britain, derived from the Phoenicians', indicates, Aylett Sammes attempted to accommodate British antiquity with classical and biblical histories by postulating a pedigree for the ancient Britons from a civilization mentioned in those accounts. He did this without reference to any evidence whatsoever, but the illustration reproduced here of the barbaric sacrificial practices of the past, based on descriptions by Julius Caesar, has probably had a significant influence on popular culture down to the present day.

In a volume given by Peter Gunning.