Monday, March 16, 2009

Question from Haley - Rituals for promising or swearing

Just wondering if anyone knows of any physical rituals for promising/swearing practiced back during the times of Henry VIII? Equivalent to todays practices of pinky-swearing/crossing ones heart?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is said that pinky-swearing used to be making a promise on the grounds that if you didn't follow through, you would cut off your pinky finger. I imagine that must date back pretty far, but have no idea if it goes all the way back Tudor times.

March 20, 2009 7:47 PM  

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