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The Twelve Days

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/9780198205708.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows how the cycle of midwinter celebration established in the early part of the Middle Ages had developed in Britain by the end of that period. The opening of it, Christmas itself, ... More


Rites of Celebration and Reassurance

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/9780198205708.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The point has now been adequately made that the habit of a midwinter festivity had come by the dawn of history to seem a natural one to Britain, and not one to be eradicated by changes of politics or ... More


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