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Wakes, Revels, and Hoppings

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0034
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In mainland Britain, Michaelmas was a day for holding courts, paying rents, and enjoying a good meal – traditionally of goose. Instead of having a single date in late summer or autumn for communal ... More


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