Talk by George Goodwin: Christmas traditions, with reference to Richmond and Kew

Date(s) - Monday 13 December 2021
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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George Goodwin’s  book Christmas Traditions reflects the joyful nature of Christmas time – whether the history of each of its components is delightfully simple or is intriguingly complex.

Mr Fezziwig’s Ball. Illustration by John Leech
from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, London 1843

Join him as he shares his enthusiasm for a very special time of year and explores the gradual creation of our modern celebrations in this illustrated talk.

George Goodwin

George Goodwin, who lives in Kew, has written Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America’s Founding Father; Fatal Colours – Towton 1461, War of the Roses; and Fatal Rivalry – Henry VIII, James IV and the battle for Renaissance Britain. He is a Fellow ofhe Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Society of Arts.