Bonfires and Bells: National Memory and the Protestant Calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart England

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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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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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