Every family has its own Christmas traditions and rituals. Like many of us, Jane Austen and her neighbours enjoyed decorating their houses with mistletoe and wreaths. With Christmas a-coming, Christine Hughes discovers some popular Regency traditions.
For many of us, over the past year, our only regular glimpse into the homes of others has been the view afforded through a screen in video calls. Some people have even ordered ready made shelves of books in order to
16th December was Jane Austen's 245th birthday. We asked English teacher and Georgian history expert Christine Hughes to tell us how birthdays were celebrated in Georgian Britain.