The Great British Christmas

The Great British Christmas

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : The History Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9780752471068
0752471066
Characteristics: 1 online resource (178 p.)
Contents: "'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;
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
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.

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