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A Christmas cracker from…

Meet the ‘Lord of Misrule’ this yuletide (or maybe not) with Susie Douglas, founder of Twitter’s popular #AncestryHour

The festive period is steeped in many traditions drawn or adapted from bygone eras. Some are highly symbolic but one in particular just seems downright bonkers! Have you ever wondered why, after a good meal washed down with a goodly amount of Christmas ‘spirit’, we pull crackers, sit in silly paper crowns and tell appalling jokes? Well, it too is drawn from ages past and is all to do with ‘Misrule’.

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