EM&HT Talk – The Butler’s Christmas – Mon 19th Nov

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The Butler’s Christmas

by Dr Bob France


Monday 19th November 2018 

7.30 pm

Bob, dressed in period costume explores the life of an ancient butler. John Dine, Petworth’s ancient butler, explores how dramatically Christmas changed from his Georgian youth to late Victorian times. Discover how our Christmas traditions developed. Why did Father Christmas change from green to red? Did the Georgians have Christmas trees, presents and turkeys? What were Mumpers and Hodlers? Why was Boxing Day so important? Plenty of insight and amusement – a joyful way to herald the festive season!