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Valentine's Trivia - Week of February 15

There were no correct answers to last week's question, though Tim Jones does get the no-prize for writing that Margaret was still a little Norwegian princess in 1288 when she supposedly made her decree. The question will stand for another week to give everyone another chance, but I will provide a hint.

According to a legend first recorded in a 1606 pamphlet entitled "Love, Courtship and Matrimony," in 1288 Queen Margaret of Scotland decreed that during a leap year any woman was legally allowed to do what? Later, during the Early Modern period, when this custom was actually observed for some time, women who enacted their right were required out of fairness to wear a red dress while doing so.

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