Lunchtime Lecture: A Victorian Christmas

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    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • Free event

Lunchtime Lecture: A Victorian Christmas photo

The Victorians invented or perfected many of our most treasured Christmas traditions: Christmas cards, Christmas trees, and Christmas crackers can trace their popularity to the mid-nineteenth century. Fashion joined in the festive spirit, too, with designs and fabrics that made the most of the holiday mood. For this talk we're joined by Rebecca Mitchell, editor of Fashioning the Victorians, to explore the fads and fashions of the Victorian yuletide, from dresses to decorations.

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