Christmas: a history

Mark Connelly examines the traditions which have contributed to the modern Christmas as an icon of cultural and social history. The key elements of the modern Christmas evolved during the nineteenth century as a result of a complex range of social, economic and cultural forces. Among the themes of the book are its Anglo-German origins […]

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Gardening women

(Photo credit: publisher- Virago) (Image shows two women halfway up two ladders tending to a plant, with the title of the book ‘Gardening women: their stories 1600 to the present’ and the authors name – Catherine Horwood) Women are rarely celebrated in the history of gardening – a fact Catherine Horwood, a historian and passionate […]

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