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?