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Maypoles, Martyrs & Mayhem

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This work offers insight into the part played by superstition in British history - the omens and beliefs that have guided kings and shaped the course of battles. Fact, myth and slapstick have all played their part in the story of these islands, and popular versions of events sometimes differ from those found in the standard history books.

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Published July 27th 1995 by A&C Black (first published October 13th 1994)
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Sep 23, 2010 Kelly rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes British and/or religious history
I bought this book in the '90's on a trip to London. Little did I know I would still be referring to it nearly twenty years later. (If I had known, I would have bought the hardback edition...the paperback edition I have is falling apart and yellowing with age and use.) I keep it by my bedside and read the entries daily. Some of the entries do not make any sense to me as they are Deeply British while some of them make me laugh out loud such as this entry for March 15:

"Today is the ides of March,
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