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A Tudor Christmas

Title
A Tudor Christmas / Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke ; [inside illustrations, Bill Sanderson].
Author
Weir, Alison, 1951-
Publication
  • London, England : Jonathan Cape, 2018.
  • ©2018

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Description
184 pages : illustrations; 19 cm
Subjects
Genre/Form
History.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number
JFC 19-56
ISBN
  • 9781787330641
  • 1787330648
  • 9781473554429 (ePub ebook) (canceled/invalid)
LCCN
2018439525
Author
Weir, Alison, 1951- author.
Title
A Tudor Christmas / Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke ; [inside illustrations, Bill Sanderson].
Publisher
London, England : Jonathan Cape, 2018.
Copyright Date
©2018
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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. The festival was so beloved by English people that Christmas traditions survived remarkably unchanged in this age of tumultuous religious upheaval. Beautifully illustrated with original line drawings throughout, this enchanting compendium will fascinate anyone with an interest in Tudor life - and anyone who loves Christmas.
Chronological Term
1485-1603
Added Author
Clarke, Siobhán, author.
Sanderson, Bill (Illustrator), illustrator.
Other Form:
ebook version : 9781473554429
Research Call Number
JFC 19-56
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