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Old Warwickshire laws and penalties released online

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Old Warwickshire laws and penalties released online

Post by Rowan » Tue September 18th, 2012, 4:08 pm

I love reading about old laws that seem strange or funny to us now, but were perfectly reasonable when they were written.
Selling shoes before one o'clock in the afternoon and playing tennis and bowls are among the activities that have been banned in parts of Warwickshire over the centuries.
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Post by LoveHistory » Tue September 18th, 2012, 11:41 pm

The link doesn't work.

The U.S. has some funny laws on the books too. I vaguely remember one in Illinois(?) that all unmarried men must be addressed as master instead of mister.

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Post by Rowan » Wed September 19th, 2012, 1:27 pm

[quote=""LoveHistory""]The link doesn't work.
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Really? It works for me and worked last night when I was looking at it. :confused:

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Post by fljustice » Wed September 19th, 2012, 3:15 pm

Link worked for me. Thanks, Rowan!
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Post by Vanessa » Wed September 19th, 2012, 3:17 pm

It works for me.

Here're some strange laws in the UK.

As I live near York, I particularly find this funny:

"In the city of York, it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a crossbow. Except on Sundays when he can wander around with impunity."

Try telling that to a judge!!!

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Post by Madeleine » Wed September 19th, 2012, 3:46 pm

Fascinating Vanessa, thanks for posting. Looks like a lot of cabbies are driving illegally, lol.

I'm sure there's also some ancient law that says that, if you're made a Freeman of the City of London (which they do bestow occasionally, usually on a celeb of some sort) then you can drive a flock of sheep across Tower Bridge.
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed September 19th, 2012, 5:49 pm

It works for me now. My internet has been funny lately so that was probably the issue yesterday.

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