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Query: The Trental


The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 22.0105  Saturday, 4 June 2011

From:         John Briggs < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
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.

John Briggs

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