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The Medieval Christmas

8 December 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Medieval Christmas’

Join us at The Old King’s Head to learn all about celebrations,  customs  and traditions of the Medieval Christmas; from fasting to carolling, to banquets and dancing during this live talk and demonstration.  You will discover all about etiquette and manners as well as what Christmas foods they enjoyed during the celebration.

Each person will be able to try a range of homemade medieval samples including:

Hot medieval mulled wine ‘ Hippocras’ – a version called ‘piment’ – a honeyed spiced wine

Almond cakes – little cakes made with honey and almonds

Jusselle Dates – dates filled with cream cheese and other delights

Urchins – little hedgehogs made with pork, ginger and almonds

Pypes – the medieval version of cheese straws.

Gyngerbrede – the medieval version of gingerbread

Marchpane – made into all sorts of shapes, animals, figurines – often served gilded – Like a marzipan – this is something that participants can have a go at if desired.

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8 December 2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Heritage Lincolnshire
01529 461499
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The Old King’s Head, Kirton
High Street
Kirton , Lincolnshire PE20 1EG UK
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