Historical How Tos

Get creative with step by step guides, videos, recipes and more designed to help you bring history to life at home.

Why do we eat pancakes on pancake day?

Banniet tort Sam Bilton
Posted:
8 February 2018
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Sam Bilton
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Historical How Tos

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is on 13 Februrary in 2018. We asked Sam Bilton about the history of the celebration. She's also found an 18th-century recipe for a kind of pancake pie for you to try at home - the ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat. If you fancy something simpler, try Mrs Crocombe's ...

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Why do we have Easter eggs?

Pace eggs - traditional Easter eggs. Sam Bilton
Posted:
6 April 2017
Posted By:
Sam Bilton
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Historical How Tos

Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesus’ crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that hav...

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