Since prehistory, rituals have marked the progress of the year in the British Isles. In this seminar we will examine the development of these rituals.
Compare and contrast the development of four festivals across the British Isles. [Choose a festival for spring, summer, autumn, and winter].
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St Catherine's School Maypole, Chipping Campden. Image: Chipping Campden History Society