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2021 - 2022 Volume 20

Volume 20: Joy

Editor’s Note New Histories has reached its 20th Volume! To celebrate this milestone, and the upcoming winter holidays, this volume is all about joy. Our writers this month have explored what brings them joy, and what it means to be happy in the first place. Lauren Chaloner has written a piece about her love for …

2021 - 2022 Ancient Medieval Modern Volume 20

Christmas Through The Ages: Celebrations from Saturnalia to the Second World War

By Hannah McCann (Repost from Volume 15) Every year on 21st December the tallest stone at Stonehenge lines up with the rising sun. The midwinter solstice would have been a very important day for Neolithic people. Archaeological evidence from around Stonehenge shows us that they had immense feasts – from pork and beef to mead …