I was reading Chanticleer And The Fox for bedtime stories tonight. It is an adaptation of the Nun's Priest's Tale from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. When Chanticleer is grabbed by the fox and says "And all this trouble came on a Friday.", I thought of your footnote about Chaucer's Canterbury Tales being the oldest mention of Friday as being an unlucky day.
Originally Posted by Bonnie
I never knew their was an actual name for the phobia or fear of Friday the 13th until I heard it on the news this evening: Paraskevidekatriaphobia
. Try and say that
three times in a row!
"Be of good comfort, Master Ridley, and play the man! We shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out."
--Hugh Latimer, October 16, 1555