Shrove Tuesday and Shrovetide in Tudor times

Posted By on February 25, 2020

It’s Shrove Tuesday today, the third day of Shrovetide, so I’ve been explaining to Teasel what’s behind the tradition of “Pancake Day”. Teasel thought this information would be just perfect for her “Teasel’s Tudor Trivia” series, so she persuaded me, with those lovely puppy dog eyes, to do this video with her.

I do hope you enjoy hearing all about how Shrove Tuesday was celebrated in the Tudor period.

And here is Tim making Tudor pancakes!

As I said in the Shrove Tuesday video, Shrovetide was a time for celebrations in the Tudor period, and for the Shrovetide jousts. Here are some articles about particular Shrovetide jousts: