An entertainning and informative view of Christmas past.
Roger Askew’s entertaining and informative lecture will give us ideas of what to give a Monarch for Christmas. Yellow washing up gloves? A camel and a pelican?
Hear how William the Conqueror made sure of his claim to the English throne by being crowned in Westminster Abbey on Christmas Day 1066, and how medieval Christmases were characterised by feasting on a spectacular scale.
Talking of feasts, Coronavirus guidelines permitting, we hope to enjoy mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.
THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER
Mr Roger Askew
Roger was a chorister at Wells Cathedral School and a choral scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, where he graduated with an honours degree in English. He combined a teaching career with professional singing in London, and after obtaining a further degree in Music became Director of Music at Daniel Stewart’s and Melville College in Edinburgh.
After retiring in 2003 he returned to the south of England. He is President Emeritus of The Stoke Poges Society and Chairman of Windsor and Maidenhead Decorative and Fine Arts Society.