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The Tudor Society

Boxing Day or St Stephen’s Day

In the UK today, 26th December is known as Boxing day and has become the day for spending your Christmas money at the post-Christmas sales or going for a bracing walk. We don't think of it as the Feast of St Stephen.

But in Tudor times, it commemorated the martyrdom of St Stephen, who was stoned to death for blasphemy.

Click here to read more about St Stephen and how the day was marked.

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Boxing Day or St Stephen’s Day