Tudor Ghosts and Angels: Spirits of Christmas Past
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History Hit
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
History
Publication Date |
Dec 23, 2021
Episode Duration |
00:54:48

To this day, the presence of angels is synonymous with the Christmas story and the momentous events associated with the Nativity. For the Tudors and Stuarts, widespread belief in angels brought a touch of the miraculous to life, but so too did ghosts, although it was sometimes hard to distinguish them from angels - or demons.

In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb summons up the spirits of times past with historian Dr Laura Sangha, an expert in the beliefs associated with the supernatural in the early modern period.

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