Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Guest Writer Mike Biles – A Bit About Britain – The A-Z of Christmas in Britain – The Finale –

So interesting reading about the differences and the similarities between Britain and the U.S.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Judging from the comments you have enjoyed the A – Z of Christmas series from  Mike Biles, author of A Bit About Britain’s History as much as I have. BTW: I can recommend the book as a great gift to any history buffs in the family both in the UK and abroad…and you here is my Review

In Part Three Mike shared the background to Christmas traditions from Holly and Ivy to Sprouts and this week is the grand finale..

The first Christmas card, devised by Sir Henry Cole, drawn by John Horsley

The A-Z of Christmas in Britain – Part Four – St. Boniface to ZZZZZ

St Boniface

St Boniface was born Wynfrid, in Devon, sometime in the late 7th century. By the early 8th century, he was working in Germany, converting the heathen volk to Christianity. The story goes that he came across a group of pagans who were just about to cheerfully celebrate the winter solstice by…

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