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

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by Mark Lawson-Jones
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752477503
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
11/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
703,680
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones is a team rector in charge of 10 parishes in Wales. Bishop Dominic Walker is the ministry bishop for the Church in Wales.

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Why Was the Partridge in the Pear Tree?: The History of Christmas Carols 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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