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When Christmas was Cancelled! - A History of Christmas

Talks/Lectures

Event Description

The Christmas celebration that we know today has been a long time in the making as a religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. The middle of winter has always been a time of celebration in the northern hemisphere even before the arrival of Jesus. Christmas has been celebrated in different ways over the centuries and was even cancelled when England was a republic!

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Sandy Leong

Meet the Host, Sandy

Sandy Leong is an historian, passionate about bringing history to life and is a lively and entertaining speaker. She has a popular series of entertaining, light hearted talks on general historical subjects. However she specialises in the Tudors, an exciting time in the country as it was changing fast; and in the Viking period, who are much more than the stereotype of raiders in horned helmets. She is an international, professional speaker, and published author.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!