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, […]