Interesting Facts and Common Fictions About the Traditional American Thanksgiving Holiday

In the latest video by Anglophenia, host Kate Arnell separates fact from fiction as she recounts the British origins and nebulous history of the traditional American Thanksgiving holiday.

When you think of what the original Plymouth Colony settlers it would have looked like, you’d think long black coat, high white collars and buckles, lots of buckles. Boy did those pilgrims love a buckle. Or did they? Actually, it was the Victorian artists of the 19th century who loved to add buckles to images of what looked like, thinking that it made them look more vintage. And let’s face it, accuracy, wasn’t exactly their strong suit. Also, the Pilgrims clothes were mostly brown, green and orange, not the black and white look you might be more familiar with.