[Sca-cooks] Eggs in Lent

Elise Fleming alysk at ix.netcom.com
Sat Mar 29 10:57:29 PDT 2008

Suey wrote:

>No there were no days off during medieval Lents.
>Mark Singleton did a brilliant translation from Spanish into English 
>of the Archpriest of Hita's Libro de Buen Amor which illustrates this.

But does this apply to Tudor England or even medieval England?  I tried to
do some internet searching and found a reference in Chaucer that on the
fourth Sunday of Lent the restrictions were lifted so as to not make
keeping them a burden.  While both England and Spain were Catholic at this
time, I'm not sure that the restrictions of one - even though both were
technically of the same religion - were exactly the same as the
restrictions in the other.

Alys Katharine

Elise Fleming
alysk at ix.netcom.com

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