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-lived Christmas carols, from their earliest incarnations in the Middle Ages and their banning under the Puritans to 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

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  • Electronic book text
  • The History Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • 0752477501
  • 9780752477503

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