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Woodcut self-portrait by Heinrich Suso (Inkunabel K. 7, Bibliothèque Nationale et Universitaire de Strasbourg), c. 1365. In dulci jubilo is one of the most recognisable and joyful melodies of the middle ages, but it carries one of the most shocking … Continue reading
At the Tower of London this festive season we partied like it was 1284! Heres a selection of the medieval merriment that was on offer including carols, soldiers songs, an exquisite feast and a personal greeting from a nun and … Continue reading
This feature looks at the origins of Christmas and how it was celebrated in the Middle Ages. It includes links to articles related to this topic. Origins Many ancient religions held great importance for the phenomenon of the winter solstice, … Continue reading
Royal Historic Palaces show you how to cook Cormarye at Hampton Court Palace. Cormarye is a 14th century marinated pork roast.
Today there’s nothing remotely savoury about the mince pie. But this wasn’t always the case. Like so many dishes, the mince pie has evolved over the centuries. We recognise them as the quintessential Christmas confection, packed with citrussy dried … Continue reading
As someone who was just three years old when the first Star Wars film was released in 1977, I am of the generation that is the most influenced by the imagery and ideas of stormtroopers, X-Wing Fighters, and ‘The Force’. … Continue reading
Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem by Judah Maccabee and his followers after the Maccabean Revolt against Greek rule around 160 BC. The festival, which … Continue reading