The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0105 Saturday, 4 June 2011
Date: June 1, 2011 4:45:41 PM EDT
Subject: Re: SHK 22.0099 Query: The Trental
Steve Sohmer wrote:
>Can anyone point me to a source (or two) for information about Elizabethan post->mortem rites and customs, e.g., the trental, the month's mind, the
>year's mind, etc.? Has anyone done a scholarly in-depth study of these practices?
The simplest answer is that they were swept away by the Reformation.
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