The Medieval Christmas

The Medieval Christmas

Sophie Jackson


Medieval Christmas—roaring fires, xmas logs, boar’s head on a platter, and carols. such a lot of of our best-loved traditions have their origins within the medieval interval that it might be most unlikely to visualize the season with no holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door, and a normal feel of get together within the face of the most harsh season. Sophie Jackson investigates the roots of the Christmas get together, delivering assistance for recreating components of the medieval Christmas at domestic, pointers on undefined, directions for enjoying medieval video games, and recipes for seasonal dishes. interesting evidence approximately a few of our so much loved customs, corresponding to the nativity crib, are unearthed, as are a few which are much less good known—wassailing the apple timber, the ritual beating of youngsters on December 28, and the appointment of a Lord of Misrule and a boy bishop.

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