Shrove Tuesday and Shrovetide in Tudor times

| 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 […]

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

| February 28, 2017

Happy Shrove Tuesday!

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the last of the three days of Shrovetide and the last chance to enjoy yourself before Lent, which was a period of fasting (no meat, eggs, cheese or sex) in Tudor times. As I said in my post yesterday, Shrove Tuesday was marked with court celebrations and entertainment such as jousting, […]

Shrove Tuesday

| February 17, 2015

Shrove Tuesday

Today 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 […]

4th March 1522 – The Château Vert Pageant

| March 1, 2012

4th March 1522 – The Château Vert Pageant

On this day in history, on the evening of 4th March 1522 (Shrove Tuesday),* Anne Boleyn played the part of Perseverance in the Château Vert pageant. You can read all about this pageant in my article “The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Six – The Château Vert Pageant” – it sounds an amazing spectacle. […]

Lent, Shrovetide, Shrove Sunday, Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday

| February 21, 2012

Lent, Shrovetide, Shrove Sunday, Collop Monday and Shrove Tuesday

Today is Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day, as my children call it, so I thought it would be good to write a quick article about Lent in Tudor times. Lent was, and is, the lead-up to Holy Week and it lasted six and a half weeks. In Tudor times, it was a period of fasting, […]