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His Ladye Love

The year 1717 "is rendered memorable, by the unusual quantity of snow, which fell on the twentieth and twenty-fourth of February. In these two storms, the earth was covered with snow, from ten to fifteen feet, and, in some places, to twenty feet, deep. Many … Continue reading His Ladye Love

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Turf and Twig Ceremony

Turf and Twig, otherwise known as "Livery of Seisin", is a ceremony performed in medieval England that effected the transfer of land from one party to another. This practice was brought to the American Colonies and continued until the late 17th century. I first heard … Continue reading Turf and Twig Ceremony