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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 […]

Remember, remember the fifth of November!

Guy Fawkes Night, or Bonfire Night, deserves special attention in this series of posts as the only contemporary holiday  that commemorates an historical event within the scope of EEBO-TCP: the infamous event known as the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to assassinate King James I and blow up Parliament, which took place on November 5, 1605. […]

A True Discourse on Werewolves and Witches

NB: As always, anyone may access metadata about and search within the work below, but only EEBO-TCP partners will be able to click through to see the full text and images. On Werewolves The title of today’s featured work is one of those gems that tells you just about everything you could want to know […]