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Palm Sunday

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The Sunday next before Easter. So called in memory of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed the way with palm branches and leaves. (John xii.)

Sad Palm Sunday. March 29, 1463, the day of the battle of Towton, the most fatal of all the battles in the domestic war between the White and Red Roses. Above 37,000 Englishmen were slain.

“Whose hanks received the blood of many thousand men,

On ‘Sad Palm Sundayʹ slain, that Towton field we call

The bloodiest field betwixt the White Rose and the Red.”


Drayton: Polyolbion. xxviii

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

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