We hope you have enjoyed our Special Collections themed advent calendar! Here are all of the posts from the 1st to 25th December 2018.
The Nativity of Christ from an illuminated manuscript book of hours produced in Rouen around 1470 (ms38938). The Book of Hours was a prayer book for the laity that developed […]
Front cover and illustrations from Juliana Horatia Ewing’s Snap-dragons: a tale of Christmas eve; and, Old Father Christmas (Chi PZ7.E85S63). ‘Snap Dragons’ was originally published in the Christmas issue of […]
Engraved illustration of mistletoe from Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal, published in 1739 (sf QK99.B5 Volume 1). Mistletoe has long been associated with Christmas – used in wreath decorations under […]
Illustration ‘The Christmas Pudding’ from the The Ruhleben Camp magazine, Christmas Issue, 1916 (r DG3A15). Ruhleben Gefangenenlager (British Civilian Internment Camp) was established after the outbreak of the First World […]