By Sophie Jackson
Medieval Christmas - roaring fires, xmas logs, boar's head on a platter and carols.
So a lot of our best-loved traditions have their origins within the medieval interval that it might be very unlikely to visualize the season with out holly and ivy, carol singers calling from door to door and a normal feel of occasion within the face of the cruelest season.
Sophie Jackson investigates the roots of the Christmas get together, delivering tips fro re-creating components of the medieval Christmas at domestic, pointers on undefined, directions for taking part in medieval video games and recipes for seasonal dishes. attention-grabbing proof approximately a few of our such a lot adored customs, similar to the nativity crib, are unearthed, as are a few which are much less renowned - wassailing the apple bushes, the ritual beating of kids on 28 December and the appointment of a Lord of Misrule and a boy bishop.
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The Medieval Christmas by Sophie Jackson