Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 110 x 170 x 12mm | 99.79g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0752459570
  • 9780752459578
  • 343,873

About Reverend Mark Lawson-jones

REVD MARK LAWSON-JONES is a team rector in charge of ten parishes in Wales. He is a keen historian and is a member of Redwick Local History Society.show more

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