Shrove Tuesday

Posted By on February 17, 2015

pancakesToday is Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day as some people call it, and it’s one of the three days which make up Shrovetide: Shrove Sunday, Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday.

You can read all about Lent and Shrovetide, plus get a Tudor recipe for pancakes, in my article Lent, Shrovetide, Shrove Sunday, Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday.

As I say in that article, Shrovetide was marked with court celebrations and entertainment such as jousting, plays, music and masques, and in 1522 Anne Boleyn took part in one such event on Shrove Tuesday 1522 – The Chateau Vert Pageant. Click here to read all about it.

Will you be having pancakes today? I will, and my favourite topping is lemon and sugar – what’s yours?

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