Friday 13th – Good Luck!

| October 13, 2017

Friday 13th – Good Luck!

Today is Friday 13th, that day that some people consider to be unlucky. There are various theories as to why Friday 13th is viewed in this way: Friday is an unlucky day anyway because Christ was crucified on a Friday (some say it was also the 13th) and that there were thirteen present at the […]

Friday 13th

| January 13, 2017

If you haven’t already noticed, today is Friday 13th, the so-called unlucky day which has given its name to slasher movies and leads some people to change their plans for the day. I’m not very suspicious, although I will occasionally say “touch wood” after saying something good, but I do find superstitions interesting. I did […]

Friday 13th and Tudor Superstitions

| February 13, 2015

Friday 13th and Tudor Superstitions

I’ve just realised that today is Friday 13th, a day which is considered to be unlucky by those who are superstitious. I’m not at all superstitious but I do find superstitions interesting so I researched Tudor superstitions a few years ago. Click here to read my article Tudor Superstitions. Author Robert Parry also wrote a […]

Tudor Superstitions

| December 13, 2013

Tudor Superstitions

Apologies for my absence on the site and on Facebook but I’ve been ill in bed with a virus for the past couple of days. I’m back now though! My son pointed out that today is Friday 13th, the day when some superstitious people won’t leave the house, fly, or do anything that could risk […]

Superstitions in Tudor England

| January 13, 2012

Superstitions in Tudor England

You may have noticed that it’s Friday 13th today, a day said to be ‘bad luck’ which it obviously is if you’re not the good-looking hero/heroine of a slasher movie and don’t have a contract for the next film. Now, I’m not at all superstitious and I will carry on my day as usual today, […]