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Although the session was entitled "Tudor History: Royal ... ", Dr. Norton traced some Christmas traditions to the medieval and earlier periods. The histories of singing carols, gift-giving, church attendance, and feasting - and other topics - were addressed in this fun and educational lecture.
Dr. Norton shared Christmas traditions for commoners as well as royalty, but I especially enjoyed hearing about court festivities. She shared fun bits about wassailing, decorating, and gift-giving.