Dec. 9, 2021

Episode 62 - Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen & Christmas

Episode 62 - Winchester Cathedral, Jane Austen & Christmas

Dianne and Jennie explore one of the world's largest Gothic cathedrals, Winchester Cathedral in Winchester, England. This cathedral is the final resting place to kings, bishops, and many other famous persons including legendary English author Jane Austen. They also discuss how Christmas was an important holiday to Jane in her personal life and how it even played a role in many of her novels. Join us as we explore the Ordinary Extraordinary Winchester Cathedral and its burials and the festive Christmas world of Jane Austen.


Photographs of Jane Austen's gravesite shared with permission by Elizabeth from https://asuitcasefullofbooks.com/

Photograph of Winchester Cathedral shared from https://www.culture24.org.uk/am53542

Resources used to research this episode include:
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