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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 …

2020 - 2021 Ancient Medieval Modern Volume 15

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

By Hannah McCann 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 made from honey. They …