- skip - Brewer’s

Burnt Candlemas Day

.

Feb. 2, 1355–6, when Edward III. marched through the Lothians with fire and sword. He burnt to the ground Edinburgh and Haddington, and then retreated from want of provisions. The Scots call the period “Burnt Candlemas.” (See “Epochs of History,” England under the Plantagenets; and Macmillan’s series, Little History of Scotland, edited by Prof. Freeman.)

previous entry · index · next entry

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

previous entry · index · next entry

Burke
Burkers
Burl, Burler
Burlaw or Byrlaw
Burlesque
Burlond
Burn
Burn
Burning Crown (A)
Burnt
Burnt Candlemas Day
Bursa (a bull’s hide)
Burst
Bury the Hatchet
Burying
Burying at Cross Roads
Bus
Busby (A)
Busby
Bush
Bushel