Ten lords a-leaping


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History Today
Vol. 55, no. 12 (December 2005), p. 18-19


At court, the twelve days of Christmas were a time for politics, intrigue and manoeuvre as well as for merry-making. Leanda de Lisle explores the mixed feelings induced in a coutier embroiled in the great affairs of the day, by two very different Christmases, just twelve months apart