Category Archives: Christmas 2022

Mini medieval ‘grete pyes’, by Dr Ruth J. Salter

Back in November, during the drinks reception ahead of our annual Stenton Lecture, I got chatting to our social media maven, Chessie Baldwin. Talk turned to History’s blog and what we’d be doing as our Christmas series this year … … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2022 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

An American Christmas History, by Melanie Khuddro

When we think of the roots of our Christmas customs, we might typically think of nineteenth century England. The Victorian Royal family popularised the indoor, decorated tree in an image of them gathered around one which was published in Illustrated … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2022 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pirate Legends Festive Special: A Caribbean Christmas Carol, by Luke Walters

‘Tis the season for merriment and comradery, and what better way to kick off this festive period than unwrapping a new edition of Pirate Legends. In this short and light-hearted entry, we’ll be taking a look at how pirates might … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2022 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas in Mining Towns 1984: Turkey for a Striking Christmas, by Amy Longmuir

After two years of COVID uncertainty, family Christmas dinners are firmly back in festive plans as some form of normality returns for most people in the UK. Avian flu has, however, decimated a number of Christmas turkey and goose farms … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas 2022 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment