Archive | December 25, 2012

Oliver Cromwell and the English Protestant Puritans banned Christmas in England in 1644

December 25, 2012

0 Comments

Oliver Cromwell and the English Protestant Puritans banned Christmas in England in 1644 English Protestant Puritans viewed the festival (Christ’s mass) as an unwanted remnant of the Christian Roman Catholic Church In the late 16th century the English Puritans viewed Christmas as a dangerous excuse for excessive drinking, eating, gambling and generally bad behaviour. This […]

Continue reading...