TudorHistory.org Blog

Questions & Answers Blog

 Return to:

Glossaries

Copyright, image use
and linking information

Contact information


Lammas

1 August. It was customary to consecrate bread made from the first ripe corn of the harvest at mass on this day; the name derives from 'loaf' and 'mass'. The day had more than religious significance. In Coventry, for example, the so-called Lammas pastures were re-opened to common use on 1 August (until 2 February, Candlemas, the end of Winter).