The Holy Thorn Ceremony: Revival, Rivalry and Civil Religion in Glastonbury

@article{Bowman2006TheHT,
  title={The Holy Thorn Ceremony: Revival, Rivalry and Civil Religion in Glastonbury},
  author={M. Bowman},
  journal={Folklore},
  year={2006},
  volume={117},
  pages={123 - 140}
}
Glastonbury and the Holy Thorn Ceremony Glastonbury is a small market town (population approximately 9000) that rises up steeply from the Somerset Levels, an area of drained marshland, in the south west of England. The centre of the town is dominated by the ruins of the once magnificent Glastonbury Abbey, one of the most significant British pilgrimage destinations of the Middle Ages until its dissolution at the Reformation in 1539. Despite the Abbey's demise, people continued to be drawn to the… Expand
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