A Regency Christmas Quiz

Anne here, celebrating the onset of the Festive Season with a Regency Christmas Quiz. Keeping-christmas

As usual, you will need a pen and paper to jot down your choices, then at the end, click on the link to check your answers. Don't forget to come back and tell us how you went.

1) Wassailing means:
    a) to play a dirge or lament to hasten the end of winter
    b) to drink to the health of a fruit tree
    c) to hunt a sparrow
    d) to play a game with a feathered ball

2) A roasted capon was a dish commonly served at Christmas. A capon is:
    a) a stuffed, rolled slice of belly pork
    b) a kind of duck
    c) a castrated cockerel
    d) a pudding made of fruit and nuts

3) Frumenty was often served at Christmas. Frumenty is:
    a) a dish made with grains, dried fruit, nuts and sugar
    b) a hot spiced alcoholic drink
    c) a sweet custard made with apples and cream
    d) an oat biscuit studded with nuts

4) Bullet pudding was: XmasPudRegency
    a) a game often played at Christmas
    b) slang for a man sentenced to die by firing squad
    c) a shooting competition where the winner won a pudding
    d) a pudding containing a lucky silver bullet

5) Which of these foods was NOT eaten at a Regency Christmas feast?
    a) plum pudding
    b) mince pies
    c) ham
    d) chocolates  

6) Which of these was thought to bring bad luck
    a) dancing inside during the twelve days of Christmas
     b) dropping an uncooked potato on Christmas Day
    c) decorating with greenery before Christmas Eve
    d) hanging out green or blue stockings ChristmasGreenery

7) The first member of the English royal family to display a Christmas tree was
    a) Queen Adelaide in 1820
    b) Queen Charlotte in 1800
    c) Queen Victoria in 1848
    d) Queen Caroline in 1825

The picture on the right is of Fairfax House in York and is from the Austen only site

8) Under Oliver Cromwell's rule (1649-53 — and yes, I know this is well before the Regency, but it's interesting, I think)
    a) Christmas celebrations were compulsory
    b) Christmas carols were first sung in the street
    c) Alcohol was banned for the twelve days of Christmas
    d) Christmas celebrations were outlawed.

9) Mince pies in the Regency contained:
    a) ground nuts
    b) dried fruit and meat
    c) minced steak
    d) chicken and other kinds of poultry

10) Which traditional Christmas game involved snatching raisins with your bare fingers from a flaming bowl of brandy?
    a) snapdragon
    b) lickpenny RegencyXmas
    c) pinchfinger
    d) sizzlesnap

11) When is Twelfth Night?
    a) 6th December
    b) 1st January
    c) Christmas Day
    d) 5th January

12) What was a traditional aristocratic activity for Boxing Day (26th December)
    a) fox-hunting
    b) fasting
    c) making a bonfire of the Christmas greenery
    d) playing cricket on the village green

Now that you have jotted down your answers, click on this link and check how many you got right. Then come back and tell us how you went β€”and which questions tripped you up.

And all the very best from me (and the wenches) for Christmas and the festive season.

495 thoughts on “A Regency Christmas Quiz”

  1. Janice, 8 out of 12 is pretty darn good IMO. Some of those questions were pretty tricky — and I do enjoy coming up with cunning choices, so. . . πŸ™‚
    And I'm glad its' not too easy β€” my two regency slang quizzes were aced by so may people, I felt they needed to be a bit harder.
    Thanks for being the first!
    Merry Christmas

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  2. Janice, 8 out of 12 is pretty darn good IMO. Some of those questions were pretty tricky — and I do enjoy coming up with cunning choices, so. . . πŸ™‚
    And I'm glad its' not too easy β€” my two regency slang quizzes were aced by so may people, I felt they needed to be a bit harder.
    Thanks for being the first!
    Merry Christmas

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  3. Janice, 8 out of 12 is pretty darn good IMO. Some of those questions were pretty tricky — and I do enjoy coming up with cunning choices, so. . . πŸ™‚
    And I'm glad its' not too easy β€” my two regency slang quizzes were aced by so may people, I felt they needed to be a bit harder.
    Thanks for being the first!
    Merry Christmas

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  4. Janice, 8 out of 12 is pretty darn good IMO. Some of those questions were pretty tricky — and I do enjoy coming up with cunning choices, so. . . πŸ™‚
    And I'm glad its' not too easy β€” my two regency slang quizzes were aced by so may people, I felt they needed to be a bit harder.
    Thanks for being the first!
    Merry Christmas

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  5. Janice, 8 out of 12 is pretty darn good IMO. Some of those questions were pretty tricky — and I do enjoy coming up with cunning choices, so. . . πŸ™‚
    And I'm glad its' not too easy β€” my two regency slang quizzes were aced by so may people, I felt they needed to be a bit harder.
    Thanks for being the first!
    Merry Christmas

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  6. Thanks, Beebs β€” 8 out of 12 is pretty good — here's some obscure info in there.
    And I'm actually quite pleased that it's not quite as easy as the Regency Slang quizzes.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  7. Thanks, Beebs β€” 8 out of 12 is pretty good — here's some obscure info in there.
    And I'm actually quite pleased that it's not quite as easy as the Regency Slang quizzes.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  8. Thanks, Beebs β€” 8 out of 12 is pretty good — here's some obscure info in there.
    And I'm actually quite pleased that it's not quite as easy as the Regency Slang quizzes.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  9. Thanks, Beebs β€” 8 out of 12 is pretty good — here's some obscure info in there.
    And I'm actually quite pleased that it's not quite as easy as the Regency Slang quizzes.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  10. Thanks, Beebs β€” 8 out of 12 is pretty good — here's some obscure info in there.
    And I'm actually quite pleased that it's not quite as easy as the Regency Slang quizzes.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  11. Fourteen right. I got bullet pudding but only as a guess, and I had #7 wrong. I figured it wasn’t Queen Victoria because that would have been too easy, but I didn’t know it was as early at Queen Charlotte.

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  12. Fourteen right. I got bullet pudding but only as a guess, and I had #7 wrong. I figured it wasn’t Queen Victoria because that would have been too easy, but I didn’t know it was as early at Queen Charlotte.

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  13. Fourteen right. I got bullet pudding but only as a guess, and I had #7 wrong. I figured it wasn’t Queen Victoria because that would have been too easy, but I didn’t know it was as early at Queen Charlotte.

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  14. Fourteen right. I got bullet pudding but only as a guess, and I had #7 wrong. I figured it wasn’t Queen Victoria because that would have been too easy, but I didn’t know it was as early at Queen Charlotte.

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  15. Fourteen right. I got bullet pudding but only as a guess, and I had #7 wrong. I figured it wasn’t Queen Victoria because that would have been too easy, but I didn’t know it was as early at Queen Charlotte.

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  16. 9 of 12. I missed 1, 2 & 4. Funnily enough, each of the right answers was one of the 2 I had narrowed it down to. But I chose incorrectly in the final guess. I’ve never heard of bullet pudding.
    #7 I had to think back…1820 was towards the end of the Regency period. So it had to be 1800 but that still felt wrong. I knew it wasn’t 1825 or 1845 because that was too late since that was out of the Regency period.
    Luckily I had just reread A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas to refresh my memory about when Christmas trees started being more common in Regency households.
    That was a much harder quiz. I enjoyed it.
    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks to all of you for writing all these wonderful posts. I’ve enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting tidbits and facts.

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  17. 9 of 12. I missed 1, 2 & 4. Funnily enough, each of the right answers was one of the 2 I had narrowed it down to. But I chose incorrectly in the final guess. I’ve never heard of bullet pudding.
    #7 I had to think back…1820 was towards the end of the Regency period. So it had to be 1800 but that still felt wrong. I knew it wasn’t 1825 or 1845 because that was too late since that was out of the Regency period.
    Luckily I had just reread A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas to refresh my memory about when Christmas trees started being more common in Regency households.
    That was a much harder quiz. I enjoyed it.
    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks to all of you for writing all these wonderful posts. I’ve enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting tidbits and facts.

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  18. 9 of 12. I missed 1, 2 & 4. Funnily enough, each of the right answers was one of the 2 I had narrowed it down to. But I chose incorrectly in the final guess. I’ve never heard of bullet pudding.
    #7 I had to think back…1820 was towards the end of the Regency period. So it had to be 1800 but that still felt wrong. I knew it wasn’t 1825 or 1845 because that was too late since that was out of the Regency period.
    Luckily I had just reread A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas to refresh my memory about when Christmas trees started being more common in Regency households.
    That was a much harder quiz. I enjoyed it.
    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks to all of you for writing all these wonderful posts. I’ve enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting tidbits and facts.

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  19. 9 of 12. I missed 1, 2 & 4. Funnily enough, each of the right answers was one of the 2 I had narrowed it down to. But I chose incorrectly in the final guess. I’ve never heard of bullet pudding.
    #7 I had to think back…1820 was towards the end of the Regency period. So it had to be 1800 but that still felt wrong. I knew it wasn’t 1825 or 1845 because that was too late since that was out of the Regency period.
    Luckily I had just reread A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas to refresh my memory about when Christmas trees started being more common in Regency households.
    That was a much harder quiz. I enjoyed it.
    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks to all of you for writing all these wonderful posts. I’ve enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting tidbits and facts.

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  20. 9 of 12. I missed 1, 2 & 4. Funnily enough, each of the right answers was one of the 2 I had narrowed it down to. But I chose incorrectly in the final guess. I’ve never heard of bullet pudding.
    #7 I had to think back…1820 was towards the end of the Regency period. So it had to be 1800 but that still felt wrong. I knew it wasn’t 1825 or 1845 because that was too late since that was out of the Regency period.
    Luckily I had just reread A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa Kleypas to refresh my memory about when Christmas trees started being more common in Regency households.
    That was a much harder quiz. I enjoyed it.
    Merry Christmas to all of you. Thanks to all of you for writing all these wonderful posts. I’ve enjoyed learning all kinds of interesting tidbits and facts.

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  21. What a delightful quiz! I missed “bullet pudding”, a game which has surely fallen out of favour and deservedly so. Have a wonderful holiday, my dears. I hope I get lots of your books for Christmas.

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  22. What a delightful quiz! I missed “bullet pudding”, a game which has surely fallen out of favour and deservedly so. Have a wonderful holiday, my dears. I hope I get lots of your books for Christmas.

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  23. What a delightful quiz! I missed “bullet pudding”, a game which has surely fallen out of favour and deservedly so. Have a wonderful holiday, my dears. I hope I get lots of your books for Christmas.

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  24. What a delightful quiz! I missed “bullet pudding”, a game which has surely fallen out of favour and deservedly so. Have a wonderful holiday, my dears. I hope I get lots of your books for Christmas.

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  25. What a delightful quiz! I missed “bullet pudding”, a game which has surely fallen out of favour and deservedly so. Have a wonderful holiday, my dears. I hope I get lots of your books for Christmas.

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  26. I also missed “bullet pudding”. I should have guessed Charlotte but didn’t about the tree, and greenery about the luck. Regency has always been my favorite historical period, so I should have known.

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  27. I also missed “bullet pudding”. I should have guessed Charlotte but didn’t about the tree, and greenery about the luck. Regency has always been my favorite historical period, so I should have known.

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  28. I also missed “bullet pudding”. I should have guessed Charlotte but didn’t about the tree, and greenery about the luck. Regency has always been my favorite historical period, so I should have known.

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  29. I also missed “bullet pudding”. I should have guessed Charlotte but didn’t about the tree, and greenery about the luck. Regency has always been my favorite historical period, so I should have known.

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  30. I also missed “bullet pudding”. I should have guessed Charlotte but didn’t about the tree, and greenery about the luck. Regency has always been my favorite historical period, so I should have known.

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  31. I got all 14, I do LOVE my Regency (and Edwardian) romances! Especially the Christmas stories. It’s fun to see how our traditions have evolved over the years.

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  32. I got all 14, I do LOVE my Regency (and Edwardian) romances! Especially the Christmas stories. It’s fun to see how our traditions have evolved over the years.

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  33. I got all 14, I do LOVE my Regency (and Edwardian) romances! Especially the Christmas stories. It’s fun to see how our traditions have evolved over the years.

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  34. I got all 14, I do LOVE my Regency (and Edwardian) romances! Especially the Christmas stories. It’s fun to see how our traditions have evolved over the years.

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  35. I got all 14, I do LOVE my Regency (and Edwardian) romances! Especially the Christmas stories. It’s fun to see how our traditions have evolved over the years.

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  36. 10 out of 12 not too bad never heard of frumentary or bullet pudding !Got Queen Charlotte right because it was in the paper this week !!Another great quiz thankyou.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  37. 10 out of 12 not too bad never heard of frumentary or bullet pudding !Got Queen Charlotte right because it was in the paper this week !!Another great quiz thankyou.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  38. 10 out of 12 not too bad never heard of frumentary or bullet pudding !Got Queen Charlotte right because it was in the paper this week !!Another great quiz thankyou.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  39. 10 out of 12 not too bad never heard of frumentary or bullet pudding !Got Queen Charlotte right because it was in the paper this week !!Another great quiz thankyou.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  40. 10 out of 12 not too bad never heard of frumentary or bullet pudding !Got Queen Charlotte right because it was in the paper this week !!Another great quiz thankyou.
    Merry Christmas to you all.

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  41. Hi Lillian, you did very well on the quizzes, but not fourteen right I'm afraid. There are only twelve questions — for the 12 days of Christmas. So general historical knowledge, excellent, arithmetic, not so much . *g*

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  42. Hi Lillian, you did very well on the quizzes, but not fourteen right I'm afraid. There are only twelve questions — for the 12 days of Christmas. So general historical knowledge, excellent, arithmetic, not so much . *g*

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  43. Hi Lillian, you did very well on the quizzes, but not fourteen right I'm afraid. There are only twelve questions — for the 12 days of Christmas. So general historical knowledge, excellent, arithmetic, not so much . *g*

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  44. Hi Lillian, you did very well on the quizzes, but not fourteen right I'm afraid. There are only twelve questions — for the 12 days of Christmas. So general historical knowledge, excellent, arithmetic, not so much . *g*

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  45. Hi Lillian, you did very well on the quizzes, but not fourteen right I'm afraid. There are only twelve questions — for the 12 days of Christmas. So general historical knowledge, excellent, arithmetic, not so much . *g*

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  46. Vicki thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bullet pudding was one of the trickier questions, it seems, but just think how you can impress people with it from now on. *g*
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being a wenchly reader. One of the things we wenches love most about this blog is the wenchly readership. We so often have good conversations in the comment stream.

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  47. Vicki thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bullet pudding was one of the trickier questions, it seems, but just think how you can impress people with it from now on. *g*
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being a wenchly reader. One of the things we wenches love most about this blog is the wenchly readership. We so often have good conversations in the comment stream.

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  48. Vicki thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bullet pudding was one of the trickier questions, it seems, but just think how you can impress people with it from now on. *g*
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being a wenchly reader. One of the things we wenches love most about this blog is the wenchly readership. We so often have good conversations in the comment stream.

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  49. Vicki thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bullet pudding was one of the trickier questions, it seems, but just think how you can impress people with it from now on. *g*
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being a wenchly reader. One of the things we wenches love most about this blog is the wenchly readership. We so often have good conversations in the comment stream.

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  50. Vicki thanks so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Bullet pudding was one of the trickier questions, it seems, but just think how you can impress people with it from now on. *g*
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thanks for being a wenchly reader. One of the things we wenches love most about this blog is the wenchly readership. We so often have good conversations in the comment stream.

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  51. Thank you, Cathy. Bullet pudding has stumped a lot of people. Wishing you the all the best for Christmas. Books are always the perfect gift as far as I'm concerned, and I really have to rack my brains when I come across someone I need to buy a gift for and they don't read. What do they doooo? *g*

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  52. Thank you, Cathy. Bullet pudding has stumped a lot of people. Wishing you the all the best for Christmas. Books are always the perfect gift as far as I'm concerned, and I really have to rack my brains when I come across someone I need to buy a gift for and they don't read. What do they doooo? *g*

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  53. Thank you, Cathy. Bullet pudding has stumped a lot of people. Wishing you the all the best for Christmas. Books are always the perfect gift as far as I'm concerned, and I really have to rack my brains when I come across someone I need to buy a gift for and they don't read. What do they doooo? *g*

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  54. Thank you, Cathy. Bullet pudding has stumped a lot of people. Wishing you the all the best for Christmas. Books are always the perfect gift as far as I'm concerned, and I really have to rack my brains when I come across someone I need to buy a gift for and they don't read. What do they doooo? *g*

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  55. Thank you, Cathy. Bullet pudding has stumped a lot of people. Wishing you the all the best for Christmas. Books are always the perfect gift as far as I'm concerned, and I really have to rack my brains when I come across someone I need to buy a gift for and they don't read. What do they doooo? *g*

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  56. Beverley I'd always assumed the first royal tree was Victoria and Albert, but no. And some of the regency Christmas games were new to me as well β€” Jo Beverley lists some on her site that I hadn't heard of, though she doesn't list bullet pudding. But it sounded the most fun for a devious multiple choice question.

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  57. Beverley I'd always assumed the first royal tree was Victoria and Albert, but no. And some of the regency Christmas games were new to me as well β€” Jo Beverley lists some on her site that I hadn't heard of, though she doesn't list bullet pudding. But it sounded the most fun for a devious multiple choice question.

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  58. Beverley I'd always assumed the first royal tree was Victoria and Albert, but no. And some of the regency Christmas games were new to me as well β€” Jo Beverley lists some on her site that I hadn't heard of, though she doesn't list bullet pudding. But it sounded the most fun for a devious multiple choice question.

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  59. Beverley I'd always assumed the first royal tree was Victoria and Albert, but no. And some of the regency Christmas games were new to me as well β€” Jo Beverley lists some on her site that I hadn't heard of, though she doesn't list bullet pudding. But it sounded the most fun for a devious multiple choice question.

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  60. Beverley I'd always assumed the first royal tree was Victoria and Albert, but no. And some of the regency Christmas games were new to me as well β€” Jo Beverley lists some on her site that I hadn't heard of, though she doesn't list bullet pudding. But it sounded the most fun for a devious multiple choice question.

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  61. Carol, thats an excellent score. I think 4, 6 and 7 are the trickiest questions in the quiz. If I hadn't just done a stack of research on Regency Christmas for a short novella I'm writing at the moment, I probably would have missed those too. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  62. Carol, thats an excellent score. I think 4, 6 and 7 are the trickiest questions in the quiz. If I hadn't just done a stack of research on Regency Christmas for a short novella I'm writing at the moment, I probably would have missed those too. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  63. Carol, thats an excellent score. I think 4, 6 and 7 are the trickiest questions in the quiz. If I hadn't just done a stack of research on Regency Christmas for a short novella I'm writing at the moment, I probably would have missed those too. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  64. Carol, thats an excellent score. I think 4, 6 and 7 are the trickiest questions in the quiz. If I hadn't just done a stack of research on Regency Christmas for a short novella I'm writing at the moment, I probably would have missed those too. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  65. Carol, thats an excellent score. I think 4, 6 and 7 are the trickiest questions in the quiz. If I hadn't just done a stack of research on Regency Christmas for a short novella I'm writing at the moment, I probably would have missed those too. Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  66. Mel, you know I'm a devious and tricky question-setter, so don't beat yourself up. I really enjoy coming up with plausible-sounding alternatives.
    All the best for the festive season and thanks for all you do for romance and romance writers.

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  67. Mel, you know I'm a devious and tricky question-setter, so don't beat yourself up. I really enjoy coming up with plausible-sounding alternatives.
    All the best for the festive season and thanks for all you do for romance and romance writers.

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  68. Mel, you know I'm a devious and tricky question-setter, so don't beat yourself up. I really enjoy coming up with plausible-sounding alternatives.
    All the best for the festive season and thanks for all you do for romance and romance writers.

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  69. Mel, you know I'm a devious and tricky question-setter, so don't beat yourself up. I really enjoy coming up with plausible-sounding alternatives.
    All the best for the festive season and thanks for all you do for romance and romance writers.

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  70. Mel, you know I'm a devious and tricky question-setter, so don't beat yourself up. I really enjoy coming up with plausible-sounding alternatives.
    All the best for the festive season and thanks for all you do for romance and romance writers.

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  71. I’m a little below the average–seven out of twelve. This was much more difficult than past quizzes. I just guessed on three of them. Thanks for the fun, and have a happy holiday season.

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  72. I’m a little below the average–seven out of twelve. This was much more difficult than past quizzes. I just guessed on three of them. Thanks for the fun, and have a happy holiday season.

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  73. I’m a little below the average–seven out of twelve. This was much more difficult than past quizzes. I just guessed on three of them. Thanks for the fun, and have a happy holiday season.

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  74. I’m a little below the average–seven out of twelve. This was much more difficult than past quizzes. I just guessed on three of them. Thanks for the fun, and have a happy holiday season.

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  75. I’m a little below the average–seven out of twelve. This was much more difficult than past quizzes. I just guessed on three of them. Thanks for the fun, and have a happy holiday season.

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  76. Glad you enjoyed it, Shannon. And yes it was tougher than some of the ones in the past β€” though I think my Charles Dickens quiz was probably the toughest.
    Still, I've always found that a quiz is a fun way of picking up new facts.
    All the best for the festive season.

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  77. Glad you enjoyed it, Shannon. And yes it was tougher than some of the ones in the past β€” though I think my Charles Dickens quiz was probably the toughest.
    Still, I've always found that a quiz is a fun way of picking up new facts.
    All the best for the festive season.

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  78. Glad you enjoyed it, Shannon. And yes it was tougher than some of the ones in the past β€” though I think my Charles Dickens quiz was probably the toughest.
    Still, I've always found that a quiz is a fun way of picking up new facts.
    All the best for the festive season.

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  79. Glad you enjoyed it, Shannon. And yes it was tougher than some of the ones in the past β€” though I think my Charles Dickens quiz was probably the toughest.
    Still, I've always found that a quiz is a fun way of picking up new facts.
    All the best for the festive season.

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  80. Glad you enjoyed it, Shannon. And yes it was tougher than some of the ones in the past β€” though I think my Charles Dickens quiz was probably the toughest.
    Still, I've always found that a quiz is a fun way of picking up new facts.
    All the best for the festive season.

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  81. Pam, don't feel dumb — this quiz was meant to be a bit tough, because some of my others were a bit too easy.
    The whole purpose of the exercise is to have fun, and come away knowing a few things you didn't otherwise know.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  82. Pam, don't feel dumb — this quiz was meant to be a bit tough, because some of my others were a bit too easy.
    The whole purpose of the exercise is to have fun, and come away knowing a few things you didn't otherwise know.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  83. Pam, don't feel dumb — this quiz was meant to be a bit tough, because some of my others were a bit too easy.
    The whole purpose of the exercise is to have fun, and come away knowing a few things you didn't otherwise know.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  84. Pam, don't feel dumb — this quiz was meant to be a bit tough, because some of my others were a bit too easy.
    The whole purpose of the exercise is to have fun, and come away knowing a few things you didn't otherwise know.
    Thanks for joining in.

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  85. Pam, don't feel dumb — this quiz was meant to be a bit tough, because some of my others were a bit too easy.
    The whole purpose of the exercise is to have fun, and come away knowing a few things you didn't otherwise know.
    Thanks for joining in.

    Reply
  86. 11/12, had to make the most logical (to me) choice on bullet pudding, but missed #12 (picked burning the greenery)–I thought the Uppers were busy that day handing out stuff to the Lowers. Guess that didn’t take all day after all. What a great quiz! Thank you thank you thank you, made my (holi)day!

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  87. 11/12, had to make the most logical (to me) choice on bullet pudding, but missed #12 (picked burning the greenery)–I thought the Uppers were busy that day handing out stuff to the Lowers. Guess that didn’t take all day after all. What a great quiz! Thank you thank you thank you, made my (holi)day!

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  88. 11/12, had to make the most logical (to me) choice on bullet pudding, but missed #12 (picked burning the greenery)–I thought the Uppers were busy that day handing out stuff to the Lowers. Guess that didn’t take all day after all. What a great quiz! Thank you thank you thank you, made my (holi)day!

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  89. 11/12, had to make the most logical (to me) choice on bullet pudding, but missed #12 (picked burning the greenery)–I thought the Uppers were busy that day handing out stuff to the Lowers. Guess that didn’t take all day after all. What a great quiz! Thank you thank you thank you, made my (holi)day!

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  90. 11/12, had to make the most logical (to me) choice on bullet pudding, but missed #12 (picked burning the greenery)–I thought the Uppers were busy that day handing out stuff to the Lowers. Guess that didn’t take all day after all. What a great quiz! Thank you thank you thank you, made my (holi)day!

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  91. Yes, Pam, it was difficult but I found it more enjoyable for that reason. You just have to read more Regency books and you’ll know this stuff too!

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  92. Yes, Pam, it was difficult but I found it more enjoyable for that reason. You just have to read more Regency books and you’ll know this stuff too!

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  93. Yes, Pam, it was difficult but I found it more enjoyable for that reason. You just have to read more Regency books and you’ll know this stuff too!

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  94. Yes, Pam, it was difficult but I found it more enjoyable for that reason. You just have to read more Regency books and you’ll know this stuff too!

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  95. Yes, Pam, it was difficult but I found it more enjoyable for that reason. You just have to read more Regency books and you’ll know this stuff too!

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  96. That was a pretty tough quiz, but I only missed 3. I had no idea what bullet pudding was, I thought Victoria was the first to have a tree, and I thought capon was a duck. However my score would have been worse if I hadn’t been on a Christmas novella reading binge for last couple of weeks!

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  97. That was a pretty tough quiz, but I only missed 3. I had no idea what bullet pudding was, I thought Victoria was the first to have a tree, and I thought capon was a duck. However my score would have been worse if I hadn’t been on a Christmas novella reading binge for last couple of weeks!

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  98. That was a pretty tough quiz, but I only missed 3. I had no idea what bullet pudding was, I thought Victoria was the first to have a tree, and I thought capon was a duck. However my score would have been worse if I hadn’t been on a Christmas novella reading binge for last couple of weeks!

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  99. That was a pretty tough quiz, but I only missed 3. I had no idea what bullet pudding was, I thought Victoria was the first to have a tree, and I thought capon was a duck. However my score would have been worse if I hadn’t been on a Christmas novella reading binge for last couple of weeks!

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  100. That was a pretty tough quiz, but I only missed 3. I had no idea what bullet pudding was, I thought Victoria was the first to have a tree, and I thought capon was a duck. However my score would have been worse if I hadn’t been on a Christmas novella reading binge for last couple of weeks!

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  101. Oops, my bad! I tend to be detail oriented, and love the amount of background provided in the regencies I read. They make the past come alive to me. The amount of research that goes into each book is astounding. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world. That being said, now it is time for me to teach myself how to count. Merry Christmas to all the “Wenches”, and a Happy New Year!

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  102. Oops, my bad! I tend to be detail oriented, and love the amount of background provided in the regencies I read. They make the past come alive to me. The amount of research that goes into each book is astounding. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world. That being said, now it is time for me to teach myself how to count. Merry Christmas to all the “Wenches”, and a Happy New Year!

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  103. Oops, my bad! I tend to be detail oriented, and love the amount of background provided in the regencies I read. They make the past come alive to me. The amount of research that goes into each book is astounding. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world. That being said, now it is time for me to teach myself how to count. Merry Christmas to all the “Wenches”, and a Happy New Year!

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  104. Oops, my bad! I tend to be detail oriented, and love the amount of background provided in the regencies I read. They make the past come alive to me. The amount of research that goes into each book is astounding. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world. That being said, now it is time for me to teach myself how to count. Merry Christmas to all the “Wenches”, and a Happy New Year!

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  105. Oops, my bad! I tend to be detail oriented, and love the amount of background provided in the regencies I read. They make the past come alive to me. The amount of research that goes into each book is astounding. Thank you all for sharing your stories with me and the rest of the world. That being said, now it is time for me to teach myself how to count. Merry Christmas to all the “Wenches”, and a Happy New Year!

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  106. Perfect score, but I made an educated guess to answer the frumenty question. I knew two of the answers were wrong, and I was fairly (but not absolutely) certain I knew the right answer.
    If I had not been reading Christmas novellas for the past month, I would not have known what bullet pudding was. I encountered it for the first time a few weeks ago, in a Christmas novella I had not read before.

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  107. Perfect score, but I made an educated guess to answer the frumenty question. I knew two of the answers were wrong, and I was fairly (but not absolutely) certain I knew the right answer.
    If I had not been reading Christmas novellas for the past month, I would not have known what bullet pudding was. I encountered it for the first time a few weeks ago, in a Christmas novella I had not read before.

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  108. Perfect score, but I made an educated guess to answer the frumenty question. I knew two of the answers were wrong, and I was fairly (but not absolutely) certain I knew the right answer.
    If I had not been reading Christmas novellas for the past month, I would not have known what bullet pudding was. I encountered it for the first time a few weeks ago, in a Christmas novella I had not read before.

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  109. Perfect score, but I made an educated guess to answer the frumenty question. I knew two of the answers were wrong, and I was fairly (but not absolutely) certain I knew the right answer.
    If I had not been reading Christmas novellas for the past month, I would not have known what bullet pudding was. I encountered it for the first time a few weeks ago, in a Christmas novella I had not read before.

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  110. Perfect score, but I made an educated guess to answer the frumenty question. I knew two of the answers were wrong, and I was fairly (but not absolutely) certain I knew the right answer.
    If I had not been reading Christmas novellas for the past month, I would not have known what bullet pudding was. I encountered it for the first time a few weeks ago, in a Christmas novella I had not read before.

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  111. 9 out of 12. And I never can remember when 12th night is. I need to put it up in neon lights, and then forget it for 12 months.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches.

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  112. 9 out of 12. And I never can remember when 12th night is. I need to put it up in neon lights, and then forget it for 12 months.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches.

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  113. 9 out of 12. And I never can remember when 12th night is. I need to put it up in neon lights, and then forget it for 12 months.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches.

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  114. 9 out of 12. And I never can remember when 12th night is. I need to put it up in neon lights, and then forget it for 12 months.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches.

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  115. 9 out of 12. And I never can remember when 12th night is. I need to put it up in neon lights, and then forget it for 12 months.
    Merry Christmas to all the Wenches.

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  116. I only discovered it fairly recently, Helena, and it's taken most of the quiz-takers by surprise as well. If I hadn't just done a pile of regency Christmas research for a novella, I wouldn't have known it either.

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  117. I only discovered it fairly recently, Helena, and it's taken most of the quiz-takers by surprise as well. If I hadn't just done a pile of regency Christmas research for a novella, I wouldn't have known it either.

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  118. I only discovered it fairly recently, Helena, and it's taken most of the quiz-takers by surprise as well. If I hadn't just done a pile of regency Christmas research for a novella, I wouldn't have known it either.

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  119. I only discovered it fairly recently, Helena, and it's taken most of the quiz-takers by surprise as well. If I hadn't just done a pile of regency Christmas research for a novella, I wouldn't have known it either.

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  120. I only discovered it fairly recently, Helena, and it's taken most of the quiz-takers by surprise as well. If I hadn't just done a pile of regency Christmas research for a novella, I wouldn't have known it either.

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  121. Karin, I so enjoy the Christmas novellas. I'm writing one at the moment (for 2015) and I really think it's the perfect time of year to write a Christmas story — even though here in Australia it's hot. My people are getting snowed on and in my head it's winter, so it's quite a shock to look outside and see blazing sunshine and chittering parrots.

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  122. Karin, I so enjoy the Christmas novellas. I'm writing one at the moment (for 2015) and I really think it's the perfect time of year to write a Christmas story — even though here in Australia it's hot. My people are getting snowed on and in my head it's winter, so it's quite a shock to look outside and see blazing sunshine and chittering parrots.

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  123. Karin, I so enjoy the Christmas novellas. I'm writing one at the moment (for 2015) and I really think it's the perfect time of year to write a Christmas story — even though here in Australia it's hot. My people are getting snowed on and in my head it's winter, so it's quite a shock to look outside and see blazing sunshine and chittering parrots.

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  124. Karin, I so enjoy the Christmas novellas. I'm writing one at the moment (for 2015) and I really think it's the perfect time of year to write a Christmas story — even though here in Australia it's hot. My people are getting snowed on and in my head it's winter, so it's quite a shock to look outside and see blazing sunshine and chittering parrots.

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  125. Karin, I so enjoy the Christmas novellas. I'm writing one at the moment (for 2015) and I really think it's the perfect time of year to write a Christmas story — even though here in Australia it's hot. My people are getting snowed on and in my head it's winter, so it's quite a shock to look outside and see blazing sunshine and chittering parrots.

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  126. Oh dear Anne, I was hopeless! Only 3 right. I salvaged some pride by doing better at your other quizzes, averaging 7/10. Ten Lords ‘a Leaping was a delightful discovery as it makes a fabulous Regency reading list πŸ™‚

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  127. Oh dear Anne, I was hopeless! Only 3 right. I salvaged some pride by doing better at your other quizzes, averaging 7/10. Ten Lords ‘a Leaping was a delightful discovery as it makes a fabulous Regency reading list πŸ™‚

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  128. Oh dear Anne, I was hopeless! Only 3 right. I salvaged some pride by doing better at your other quizzes, averaging 7/10. Ten Lords ‘a Leaping was a delightful discovery as it makes a fabulous Regency reading list πŸ™‚

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  129. Oh dear Anne, I was hopeless! Only 3 right. I salvaged some pride by doing better at your other quizzes, averaging 7/10. Ten Lords ‘a Leaping was a delightful discovery as it makes a fabulous Regency reading list πŸ™‚

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  130. Oh dear Anne, I was hopeless! Only 3 right. I salvaged some pride by doing better at your other quizzes, averaging 7/10. Ten Lords ‘a Leaping was a delightful discovery as it makes a fabulous Regency reading list πŸ™‚

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  131. 12/12 – but I have several books in my Christmas collection on the customs of Christmas, including Washington Irving’s account.

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  132. 12/12 – but I have several books in my Christmas collection on the customs of Christmas, including Washington Irving’s account.

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  133. 12/12 – but I have several books in my Christmas collection on the customs of Christmas, including Washington Irving’s account.

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  134. 12/12 – but I have several books in my Christmas collection on the customs of Christmas, including Washington Irving’s account.

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  135. 12/12 – but I have several books in my Christmas collection on the customs of Christmas, including Washington Irving’s account.

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  136. If Twelfth Night is the 5th, why is it always celebrated on the 6th?
    I’d never heard of bullet pudding, and I forgot about HRM Charlotte’s introduction. But 12th Night has always been on the 6th when I’ve celebrated it.

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  137. If Twelfth Night is the 5th, why is it always celebrated on the 6th?
    I’d never heard of bullet pudding, and I forgot about HRM Charlotte’s introduction. But 12th Night has always been on the 6th when I’ve celebrated it.

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  138. If Twelfth Night is the 5th, why is it always celebrated on the 6th?
    I’d never heard of bullet pudding, and I forgot about HRM Charlotte’s introduction. But 12th Night has always been on the 6th when I’ve celebrated it.

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  139. If Twelfth Night is the 5th, why is it always celebrated on the 6th?
    I’d never heard of bullet pudding, and I forgot about HRM Charlotte’s introduction. But 12th Night has always been on the 6th when I’ve celebrated it.

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  140. If Twelfth Night is the 5th, why is it always celebrated on the 6th?
    I’d never heard of bullet pudding, and I forgot about HRM Charlotte’s introduction. But 12th Night has always been on the 6th when I’ve celebrated it.

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  141. Hi Marina — here's the quote re 12th night:  ""It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking".
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  142. Hi Marina — here's the quote re 12th night:  ""It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking".
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  143. Hi Marina — here's the quote re 12th night:  ""It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking".
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  144. Hi Marina — here's the quote re 12th night:  ""It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking".
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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  145. Hi Marina — here's the quote re 12th night:  ""It is defined by the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary as "the evening of the fifth of January, preceding Twelfth Day, the eve of the Epiphany, formerly the last day of the Christmas festivities and observed as a time of merrymaking".
    Thanks for joining in the fun.

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