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==Wassail in medieval times==
 
==Wassail in medieval times==
'''Wassail''' is a [[drinking game]]/custom of the [[England|English]], especially around the [[12th century]]. See:
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'''Wassail''' is a [[drinking game]]/custom of the [[England|English]], especially around the [[12th Century]]. See:
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[[12th_Century_Drinking]]
[[12th_Century_drinking]]
 
   
 
Wassail is derived from the [[Old English]] phrase '''wes hl''', which translates as "be in good health". The term is famously used throughout the medieval carol ''The Gloucestershire Wassail'', and to sing carols is sometimes referred to as Wassailing.
 
Wassail is derived from the [[Old English]] phrase '''wes hl''', which translates as "be in good health". The term is famously used throughout the medieval carol ''The Gloucestershire Wassail'', and to sing carols is sometimes referred to as Wassailing.

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