The Lord of Misrule

In some areas of England, during the late medieval and early Tudor periods, especially through the reign of King Edward VI, a custom emerged in which the lord of a manor or other great house appointed an individual to be in charge of all of the Christmas holidays. This person was titled “the Lord of Misrule”, the tradition expanded from the homes of noble families, and the Yuletide events at a manor house or at Court ran anywhere from a few days to the entire month of December. This entire…

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#TodayInHistory – December 25

December 25 – Some important events on this day 1 👉🏼 1st Christmas, according to calendar-maker Dionysus Exiguus 274 👉🏼 Roman Emperor Aurelian dedicates a temple to Sol Invictus on the supposed day of the winter solstice and day of rebirth of the Sun. 337 👉🏼 Earliest possible date that Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th 352 👉🏼 1st definite date Christmas was celebrated on Dec 25th 597 👉🏼 England adopts Julian calendar 800 👉🏼 Pope Leo III crowns Charles the Great (Charlemagne), Roman Emperor 1066 👉🏼 William the Conqueror…

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