No Christmas under Cromwell? The Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s

Mark Stoyle investigates popular resistance to the Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s

Vintners in an ale house, 1642. From a broadsheet titled ‘Health to All’, artist unknown. (Photo by Historica Graphica Collection/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

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