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The Flitch trial

What is The Flitch Trial?

The Flitch Trial is a court where 3 married couples have to convince a Judge and Jury that in the previous twelve months and a day they have been happily married and not wished themselves unmarried.

The couple that is judged to have lived together most harmoniously is awarded a Flitch of bacon. It’s also known as a side of bacon, which is basically half a pig, cut lengthways.