Bonfires and Bells
Following the Reformation, bonfires and bells were the most public markers of a new calendar that was uniquely English and that developed in the 200 years following it. David Cressy presents the reader with a picture of an English people who were at odds with the Puritan killjoys of their day.
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Review: Bonfires and BellsUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
This book was invaluable to me while researching Elizabeth I's Accession Day celebrations for my undergrad thesis. Lots of great sources! Read full review