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Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? The History of Christmas Carols by Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones
  

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

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Synopsis

Why was the Partridge in the Pear Tree? The History of Christmas Carols by Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones

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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st September 2011

Author

Reverend Mark Lawson-Jones

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Publisher

The History Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Categories

General & world history
Sacred & religious music

ISBN

9780752459578

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