Cramp-Rings, Hallowing
A ceremony that took place in England on Good Friday. It
consisted of the repetition of certain psalms and prayers, during
which the king rubbed the rings between his hands. It was
said that rings consecrated on Good Friday by the kings of England
had the power of curing cramp. The rings, which were
given away, were much in request even by foreign ambassadors.
(See also king’s evil)

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