Medieval Christmas Happenings

Thursday 05/12/13 00:00

This talk by Tim Porter will split equally between some shocking events and the nice ones that took place at Christmas time.
An afternoon talk with Tim Porter Thursday 5th December, 2 – 4pm Just because life was hard in the Middle Ages didn’t mean it ground to a halt in the winter. Some of the most important events of the period happened during the festive season – the murder of Becket, the plot to restore Richard II, the coronation of William the Conqueror. This talk by Tim Porter will split equally between some shocking events and the nice ones that took place at Christmas time. Tim will highlight the fact that kings came to Gloucester to celebrate Christmas and the Holy Thorn blossomed at Glastonbury, that’s besides the string of Saint’s days that led to great rejoicing at winter time. Cost: £6 adult or £5.50 for season ticket holders. Includes a hot drink and seasonal mince pie. Booking required. Contact details: Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX Tel: 01285 655611
http://www.coriniummuseum.org