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Behind the Christmas Carol: The Coventry Carol ⋆ Diana Leagh Matthews
The Coventry Carol is an English Christmas Carol that dates back to the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry as part of the mystery play The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors in England. The play depicts the Christmas story found in the Gospel of Matthew. “The carol is the second of three songs included in the …