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A Tudor Christmas, Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke

Label
A Tudor Christmas
Title
A Tudor Christmas
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking 'to drive the cold winter away'. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, with a twelve-day-long festival of entertainments, pageants, theatre productions and 'disguisings', when even the king and queen dressed up in costume to fool their courtiers. Throughout the festive season, all ranks of subjects were freed for a short time from everyday cares to indulge in eating, drinking, dancing and game-playing. We might assume that our modern Christmas owes much to the Victorians. In fact, as Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke reveal in this fascinating book, many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back much further. Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times, and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1951-
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Weir, Alison
Dewey number
  • 394.2'663'094209031
  • 394.2'663'094109031
  • 394.266309410903
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Clarke, Siobhan
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  • Christmas
  • England
  • Customs and Folklore
Label
A Tudor Christmas, Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781787330641
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781787330641
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
A Tudor Christmas, Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781787330641
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781787330641
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

Library Locations

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      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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