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Medieval Life 104 – Part 5 – History of Christmas Through the Ages

| January 6, 2008

 Medieval   England Part 5 Christmas celebrations became very festive after 1066 in Medieval England.    A touch of comedy was even added to the sermons and parishioners could don masks and costumes.  They still remained devout in many ways but added much mirth to the tradition.  Gambling was a big part of the festivities.    Carols […]

Medieval Life 104 – Part 4 – History of Christmas Through the Ages

| January 6, 2008

Winter   Solstice   Festivals   and  Christmas Part 4  As the Romans invaded other parts of the world,   they also brought Christianity.    In northern western Europe,   the Germanic and Celtic people incorporated their own solstice rituals into the celebration of Christmas.   In December,   they celebrated the Julmond festival with wheat representing life triumphing over death.   Invocation […]