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


'A tour de force from one of the liveliest and most wide ranging of practising English historians.... this unfailingly stimulating, learned and engaging book....... places a relatively neglected aspect English social history firmly on the map'                                                    Eamon Duffy, Times Literary Supplement

Comprehensive and engaging, this colourful study covers the whole sweep of ritual history from the earliest written records to the present day. From May Day revels and Midsummer fires, to Harvest Home, Hallowe'en and the Twelve Days of Christmas, Ronald Hutton takes us on a fascinating journey through the ritual year in Britain.  He challenges many common assumptions about the customs of the past and de bunks many myths surrounding festivals of the present to illuminate the history of the calendar year we live by today.

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