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Seven Stars

Ancient Astronomy and the English Public House

Hugh Kolb

Why are some pubs called ‘The Seven Stars’? Hugh Kolb has analysed the surviving pubs and their history and the symbolism of Seven Stars over the past 3,000 years to find the answer. In chapters illustrated with photographs of the pubs, Kolb pursues topics as diverse as the origins of hostelries, the immaculate conception, the solar system and the Anglo-Saxons, and concludes that the Seven Stars are the Pleiades – the ancient Greek Dionysians’ celestial bunch of grapes.
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  • Publisher: Unicorn
  • Year: 2019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • Dimensions: 240x204mm
  • ISBN: 9781911604976
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.9kg
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