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Giving Christmas his Due

Today, the threat of cancelling or “killing” Christmas is most frequently the stuff of televised holiday specials. But from English Civil War (1642-1651) through the Interregnum (1649-1660), Christmas was recognized as a symbol of gluttony and idleness, whose very name invoked the Catholic Mass—in other words, it was a high profile target for those enforcing […]

EEBO-TCP hits 40,000 texts

The Text Creation Partnership is delighted to announce that 7,219 new Early English Books Online-Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) texts have been published, bringing the total number of texts produced in our current phase of work to 14,823. Taken together with the 25,353 texts completed in Phase I, the full EEBO-TCP corpus now contains more than […]