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Maypole in Shakespeare's time

Cutting from Geographical Magazine, September 1942

Dancing round the maypole was a common May Day custom in Shakespeare’s time, to be supressed thirty years after his death by the Puritan Revolution.  Though restored in Charles II’s reign, the Maypole festivity never recovered the communal gaiety of the medieval and Tudor observances.

Item Features

Object Number H-221121-13
Number of objects 1
Date of discovery 1/9/1942
Significance to the collection Low
Width 142 mm
Height 182 mm
Maker Geographical Magazine
Significance to the Collection Low