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Author Hubert, Maria
Title The Great British Christmas [ebook]
Publisher New York : The History Press, 2011
Descript 1 online resource (178 p.)
Note Description based upon print version of record
Contents Cover; Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; The Great British Christmas - An Introduction; Christmas Books; The Calennig; King Arthur's Christmas; 'Eddi's Service'; 'The First Wassail'; A Horn of Mead; An Anglo-Norman Carol; The Second Shepherd's Play; A Hue and Cry After Christmas; 'Old Christmas Still Comes!'; Christmas with the Diarists; Deck the Church with Evergreens; Love and Hot Cockles!; 'Hallo Hogmanay!'; The Christmas Tree; Tales of the Christmas Cracker; The Twelfth Cake; The Royal Christmases of Queen Victoria; The Christmas Tree at Windsor Castle; Mrs Beeton's Christmas Cake
"'Owed" to the Christmas Tree'Christmas Eve at an Old Hertfordshire Farmhouse; Windsor Castle Mincemeat; 'Winter Sports'; The Mummers; Cornish Cakes and Other Customs; 'The Ballade of Christmas Ghosts'; Reminiscences of Christmas; Candied Walnuts, English Caramels and Preserved Violets; 'A Fenland Carol'; 'Christmas Eve'; 'The Wondrous Tree of Christmas'; Village Christmas; Nativity Play; All Aboard for Santa's Grotto; A Christmas Epilogue; Sources and Bibliography; Copyright; Advert;
Summary This book presents a delightful history of how Christmas has been celebrated in Britain over the past 2,000 years from the legend of Arthur pulling the sword from the stone one Christmas day, to when the Puritan Parliament tried to 'ban' Christmas, through to Charles Dickens' vivid recollections of his boyhood celebrations, and his delight in the present of a jumping frog. Amongst the wealth of stories and personal reminiscences, this book also teaches us how the traditions we now hold so dear came into being, including Mrs Beeton's recipe for the original Christmas cake (made with a horn of m
Subject Christmas -- Great Britain -- History
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780752471068 (electronic bk.)
0752471066 (electronic bk.)

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