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.
|Number of objects||1|
|Date of discovery||1/9/1942|
|Significance to the collection||Low|
|Significance to the Collection||Low|