Riots rather than Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday 1668!

A rather ‘unsavoury’ piece of Shrove Tuesday history to consider whilst you tuck into your pancakes…

Actually, it’s an interesting reflection on youthful unrest in 17th century London.

DIRTYSEXYHISTORY.COM The “Poor-Whores Petition” and The Shrove Tuesday Riots of 1668

Here’s the full link:

https://dirtysexyhistory.com/2017/03/16/the-poor-whores-petition-and-the-shrove-tuesday-riots-of-1668/

4 thoughts on “Riots rather than Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday 1668!

  1. setinthepast

    Sorry, your comment on my Second World War post went in my spam folder, for some reason, and I deleted all items in spam and then realised that some of the stuff in there wasn’t spam. WP does weird things sometimes! Thanks for the comment x .

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    1. Deborah J Briers, Historical Fiction, Fun & Facts

      No worries; it was just so apt that I had exactly the same thought when the programme mentioned that generation had to put up with the restrictions for 6 years. My 90-year old mum lived through the war, of course, and she is coping better than most with the lockdown despite having to deal with the loss of her husband, my dad, and the isolation of not being able to go out and talk to friends face-to-face – all things that were central to her life. Like you, I’m really humbled by the strength of that generation.
      Look forward to your next post…
      Deborah

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