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, […]

Tudor Christmas

| December 11, 2009

Tudor Christmas

The modern day British Christmas, with its Christmas trees, mincepies, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, turkey and all the trimmings, Christmas cards and Christmas crackers, has most of its roots in the Victorian era and is light years away from how Christmas was celebrated in Medieval and Tudor times. So how was this important religious festival […]