Today in Great Dunmow the Flitch Trials were held. These trials test the love and commitment of couples who have been married for at least a year and a day who have to prove that they live in marital harmony. Held every four years these trials have taken place since 1104 and were mentioned in Chaucer’s “The Wife of Bath’s Tales”.

Successful couples take the Flitch Oath whilst kneeling on pointed stones on a dray, usually in Market Place.

The Dunmow Flitch Trials

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