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Percy Maylam’s The Kent Hooden Horse

By Richard Maylam, Geoff Doel

9780752449975

ISBN: 9780752449975

Published: 01-04-2009


Percy Maylam’s The Kent Hooden Horse

By Richard Maylam, Geoff Doel

ISBN: 9780752449975

Published: 01-04-2009

About This Book

In 1909, Canterbury antiquarian Percy Maylam published his research and remarkable photographs of the fascinating Kent tradition of the hooden horse. He caught the custom in its last traditional phase, but his work inspired a revival after the Second World War. Percy Maylam also published a famous essay on the Kent custom of Gavelkind when this was abolished by Act of Parliament just before the First World War. Percy's great-nephew Richard Maylam has long-wished for these two works to be reprinted. For this special edition Richard has unearthed additional, unpublished photographs and written a biographical essay on his great-uncle. Together with Richard, Mick Lynn and Geoff Doel have worked to make Percy Maylam's text available to a new generation of potential hoodeners and their audiences.

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