Bonfires and Bells
By (author) David Cressy
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Bonfires and Bells by David Cressy
Book DescriptionFollowing 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750936422
(220mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Cressy
Charles I and the People of England, Hardback (April 2015)
The story of the reign of Charles I - through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution
Saltpeter, Hardback (January 2013)
The story of the science, the technology, the politics and the military applications of saltpeter - the vital but mysterious substance that governments from the Tudors to the Victorians regarded as an 'inestimable treasure'.
Dangerous Talk, Paperback (January 2012)
Traces free speech across five centuries of popular political culture, and shows how scandalous, seditious and treasonable talk finally gained protection as 'the birthright of an Englishman'.
England on Edge, Paperback (October 2007)» View all books by David Cressy
England on Edge traces the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the established church, and the cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the years 1640-1642, the book features hundreds of people not normally seen in historical surveys, appearing in a drama much larger than the struggle of king and parliament.
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Author Biography - David Cressy
David Cressy is Professor of History at Ohio State University and an Associate of Clare Hall, Cambridge. His books include 'Education in Tudor and Stuart England, Literacy and the Social Order, Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England, and Birth, Marriage and death Ritual, Religion and the Life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England.
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