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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Palm Sunday.
 
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.)   1
   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.   2
       
“Whose hanks received the blood of many thousand men,
On ‘Sad Palm Sunday’ slain, that Towton field we call …
The bloodiest field betwixt the White Rose and the Red.”
       
Drayton: Polyolbion. xxviii
 


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