The Queen's Twelfth Cake

Mr. Mawditt, the royal confectioner


The Illustrated London News, 13 January 1849, p. 21

The Royal Family at Christmas 1848 and Twelfth Night 1849 participated in the old Christmas rituals and entertainments that had fallen into disuse until revived in the 1840s and strengthened by the introduction from Germany of the Christmas tree, the innovation of the Christmas card, and the publication of the literary masterpiece A Christmas Carol as the first "Christmas Book." [continued below]

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