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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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The Strange Laws of Old England


ISBN13: 9780749950361
ISBN: 0749950366
Published: September 2004
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780749954154



A fun and fascinating tour of the by-ways of British legal history. Did you know that the law requiring a London taxi driver to carry a bale of hay on top of his cab to feed the horse was in force until 1976? Or that Welshmen are not allowed in the city of Chester after dark?

Nigel Cawthorne has unearthed an extraordinary (and sometimes hilarious) collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. Some of which, incredibly are still in force! It is still illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour?.