Archive for: January 2016

1066 and a Real Game of Thrones

Reenactment of the Battle of Hastings, 1066
Posted:
5 January 2016
Posted By:
Roy Porter
Categories:
History Uncovered

The death of a king 950 years ago today opened the most important year in English history. By the 5 January 1066, it was clear to all those circling him that Edward the Confessor was dying. Roy Porter, Properties Curator for English Heritage in the South East of England, takes a look at the signifi...

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A History of the Twelfth Night Cake

Twelfth Night an engraving by Robert Seymour published in The Book of Christmas by 'Thomas K Hervey (EC0JD5)
Posted:
4 January 2016
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
Categories:
Historical How Tos

The merriment and mayhem of the festive season historically came to a head on Twelfth Night. Historical food blogger Sam Bilton looks back at centuries of celebration, and has a go at recreating a traditional Twelfth Night cake at home. ...

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