Saint John Schorne

The link between shoes and good luck might have come from the tale of unofficial Saint John Schorne. He performed the remarkable feat of conjuring the #devil into his boot. ๐Ÿ‘ข This legend may have resulted in shoes being seen as spirit traps. ๐Ÿ‘ป After his death in 1313, Schorne’s legend became quite famous and was the second most popular pilgrimage in England, generating so much money it was appropriated by the Crown ๐Ÿ‘‘ and moved to Windsor in the 15th century. Shorne’s legend is also thought to have led to the creation of the jack-in-the-box ๐Ÿคก โ€“ which is called ‘diable en boรฎte’ (‘boxed devil) in French. *Image: St Helen Gateley, Norfolk from Flickr, 15th century.

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