By Alison Weir

Christmas in Tudor instances used to be a interval of feasting, revelry and merrymaking ‘to force the chilly wintry weather away’. A carnival surroundings presided at courtroom, with a twelve-day-long competition of entertainments, pageants, theatre productions and ‘disguisings’, whilst even the king and queen dressed up in gown to idiot their courtiers. in the course of the festive season, all ranks of topics have been freed for a little while from daily cares to take pleasure in consuming, consuming, dancing and game-playing.

We could think that our glossy Christmas owes a lot to the Victorians. actually, as Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke show during this attention-grabbing ebook, a lot of our favorite Christmas traditions date again a lot additional. Carol-singing, present-giving, mulled wine and mince pies have been all simply as renowned in Tudor occasions, or even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins during this interval. The pageant was once so cherished via English people who Christmas traditions survived remarkably unchanged during this age of tumultuous non secular upheaval.

Beautifully illustrated with unique line drawings all through, this captivating compendium will fascinate somebody with an curiosity in Tudor lifestyles – and someone who loves Christmas.

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