Christmas Through Time: Tracing the origins of our festive traditions through the last 500 years.

Danielle Handley

Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Professional - willing to speak to any group
Paid: from £100, depending on travel and notice period.
14th August 2020
Christmas | History | Tudor History | Victorian

Let me guide you through the history of our Christmas traditions, discovering what we have kept since the Tudor times, and what we have left behind.

Together we will explore how our Tudor, Georgian and Victorian ancestors all celebrated 'the most wonderful time of the year', as well as finding answers to such questions as:

  • where did Santa Claus come from?
  • What happened to the mince in mince pies?
  • What made Victorian christmas crackers so brutal?
  • What were the best way to show off at Christmas?
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About Danielle Handley

Looking for an experienced and engaging speaker for your conference, event or workshop? You've come to the right place.

Hi! I'm Danielle, and I am a Public Historian.

Whether you are looking for a formal or informal talk, to an audience of academics, professionals, hobbyists or the casually interested, I would be delighted to share my knowledge and expertise with you.

​I have had the privilege to give talks and tours for The National Trust, Group for Education in Museums (GEM) and Historic Royal Palaces. I LOVE the past. Discovering it, reading about it, understanding it, but most of all I love to share it with others.

This passion has fuelled me to achieve a First Class BA with Honours in History, and a Distinction level Masters in Public History, both from Royal Holloway, University of London. During that time, I developed a speciality in history education, with particular focuses on the links between the heritage industry, historians and schools, and working to improve the way women and other marginalised histories are included in the curriculum.

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