Книга: Weir Alison «A Tudor Christmas»

A Tudor Christmas

Производитель: "Random House, Inc."

Christmas in Tudor times was a period of feasting, revelry and merrymaking`to drive the cold winter away`. A carnival atmosphere presided at court, with a twelve day long festival of entertainments, pageants, theatre productions and`disguisings`, when even the king and queen dressed up in costume to fool their courtiers. Throughout the festive season, all ranks of subjects were freed for a short time from everyday cares to indulge in eating, drinking, dancing and game playing. We might assume that our modern Christmas owes much to the Victorians. In fact, as Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke reveal in this fascinating book, many of our favourite Christmas traditions date back much further. Carol singing, present giving, mulled wine and mince pies were all just as popular in Tudor times, and even Father Christmas and roast turkey dinners have their origins in this period. The festival was so beloved by English people that Christmas traditions survived remarkably unchanged in this age of tumultuous religious upheaval. Beautifully illustrated with original line drawings throughout, this enchanting compendium will fascinate anyone with an interest in Tudor life - and anyone who loves Christmas.

Издательство: "Random House, Inc." (2018)

ISBN: 978-1-78733-064-1

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