E. B. (Auth.)
*LOCAL NOTES AND QUERIES: Plough Bullocks Prohibited
Source states: "Although the custom of 'plough bullocks' going
round with a plough is generally referred to 'as an old English
custom' it may be of interest to note that Sir John Markham of Notts.,
in the reign of Henry VII, was one of 'his Majesty's visitors to the
clergy and laity of the deanery of Rochester' who prohibited the
observances of 'Plough Monday' and other practices (?)"
Prohibited about 1500; Publ. 1929
Plough Trailing; Plough Bullocks; Plough Monday; Prohibition; Henry VII
Sir John Markham (Official)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00007;
Local Notes & Queries Scrapbook, 1926-29, p.135
* indicates data that not yet been validated against the original source and/or has yet to be completely indexed.
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