And a partridge in a pear tree…?

By jackie keily on 1 Jan 2014
A gold, diamond and emerald hat ornament in in the form of a salamander.

A gold, diamond and emerald hat ornament in in the form of a salamander.

In Elizabethan London, New Year’s Day was the big time to give and receive gifts, particularly at court. The tradition appears to date back to at least the 13th century but under Queen Elizabeth I it reached new heights in terms of the extravagance and range of the gifts given. Read the full postRead the full post