History & heritage - posts from December 2013

Children playing at A Victorian Festival of Christmas, Portsmouth. © DRM Images

Dickens and the story of Christmas

by Katie Rowe

December 18 2013 in History & heritage

Charles Dickens’ great-great-great granddaughter, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, tells us all about the man who “invented” Christmas, and how the Dickensian Christmas became a part of our culture. When writing my biography of Dickens’ artist daughter Katey…

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