The English Heritage Podcast

Episode 245 - Christmas misbehaviour and the Lords of Misrule

Dec. 14, 2023

This week, we're joined by senior properties historian Dr Michael Carter to find out how people in the past entertained themselves during the cold and dark midwinter — and the festive mischief they got up to at this time of year. Join us to learn about Christmas irreverence through the ages, the curious traditions of boy bishops, the Bean King and the Lord of Misrule, and the English Heritage sites where these festivities took place. To learn more about the Lord of Misrule, go to  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.