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Christmas traditions through the ages - online activity

Hosted by the Consul of the London Eastern Europe Group
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Took place 4 weeks 2 days ago
Wed 16 Dec 19:00 - 20:00

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This is an online free event delivered by the Historic Royal Palaces Chief Curator, Lucy Worsley, who will be joined by food historian, Richard Fitch and Public Historian, Charles Farris for a whistle-stop tour of Christmas traditions through the ages.

Covering everything from food to decorations, this one-hour talk will dive into the festive season through the centuries. It will explore everything from ancient royal traditions to the familiar Christmas festivities we know today, many of which were popularised by Queen Victoria and her family. Discover the topsy-turvy world of the Lord of Misrule, the emergence of the pantomime and Christmas banquets featuring everything from plum porridge to boar’s heads. Lucy, Charles and Richard will be debunking a number of myths along the way too, including sharing the ingredients of a traditional mince pie – which really aren’t for the faint-hearted!

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