Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? : The History of Christmas Carols

Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? : The History of Christmas Carols

Description

Why was the partridge in the pear tree? Who was Good King Wenceslas? And what are the pagan origins behind `The Holly and the Ivy'?

Discover the hidden stories behind our best-loved Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to the wassailing traditions of the nineteenth century and the carols that united soldiers on the Western Front during the First World War.

This fascinating book charts the history of one of Christmas' longest-running traditions and is sure to appeal to all those who love the festive season.


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Details

Author(s)
Reverend Mark Lawson-jones
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
165 x 235 x 10mm | 320g
Publication date
12 Nov 2015
Publisher
The History Press Ltd
Publication City/Country
Stroud, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0752459570
ISBN13
9780752459578
Bestsellers rank
298,885