The Strange Laws Of Old England

In THE STRANGE LAWS OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne unearths an extraordinary collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. Some of the laws, incredibly, are still in force.

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349412672

Category: History

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Did you know that: It's against the law to check into a hotel in London under assumed names for the purpose of lovemaking? Under a statute of Edwards II all whales washed up on the shore belong to the monarch? Under a Tudor law Welshmen are not allowed into the city of Chester after dark? In THE STRANGE LAWS OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne unearths an extraordinary collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. Some of the laws, incredibly, are still in force. It is still illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour . . . This elegant and amusing book is perfect for everyone fascinated by the eccentric history of these islands.
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The Amorous Antics of Old England

>Once again, Nigel Cawthorne takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the strange, hidden sexual history of England>The history of sex in Britain has been largely glossed over by 'proper' historians: Nigel Cawthorne has burrowed ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: IND:30000126688922

Category: Sex

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>Once again, Nigel Cawthorne takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the strange, hidden sexual history of England>The history of sex in Britain has been largely glossed over by 'proper' historians: Nigel Cawthorne has burrowed deep into the archives to reveal exactly what our ancestors got up to in bed (and out of it). There are chapters on the ancient arts of seduction, adultery, brothels, 'the English vice', contraception, defloration, and many more - from the torrid Tudors to the supposedly strait-laced Victorians.
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The Beastly Battles Of Old England

The misguided manoeuvres of the British at war Nigel Cawthorne. Also by Nigel
Cawthorne The Strange Laws of Old England The Curious Cures ofOld England
The Sex Secrets ofOld England COPYRIGHT Published by Hachette Digital ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780748120611

Category: History

Page: 288

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Throughout history the English have been a warlike lot. Often we fight among ourselves - there have been a good few civil wars - and when we were not slaughtering each other, we practiced on our neighbours, the Scots, the Irish, the French . . . When that got too easy, we set off around the world to find other people to fight. This was usually done with a hubris that invited some ludicrous pratfall. In THE BEASTLY BATTLES OF OLD ENGLAND, Nigel Cawthorne takes us on a darkly humorous journey through some of our ill-advised military actions. From the war over a severed ear to a general seeking out his rival's mistresses to even the score, it is a miscellany of insufferable arrogance, reckless gallantry, stunning stupidity, massive misjudgements and general beastliness.
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The Curious Cures Of Old England

NIGEL CAWTHORNE Author of The Strange Laws of Old England !. - (Iurious *(
Iureş of Qū ugland. - - Eccentric treatments, outlandish remedies and fearsome
surgeries for ailments from the plague to the pox Nigel Cawthorne is the author of
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Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349421346

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Did you know that a child can be cured of the whooping cough by passing it under the belly of a donkey? The history of medicine in Britain is filled with the most bizarre and gruesome cures for many common ailments. Although enthusiastically supported by doctors of the time, many of these cures were often useless and often resulted in the death of the patient. But strange and alarming though many of the cures may seem, some of them did in fact work and provide the basis of much of the medicine we take for granted nowadays. The use of herbs by medieval monks was remarkably effective - and still is today. This highly entertaining and informative book will fascinate anyone who has ever wondered whether doctors really know what they are talking about - just don't try any of the cures mentioned at home! Or that weak eyes can be cured by the application of chicken dung - or alternatively be large draughts of beer taken in the morning? Or that the juice extracted from a bucketful of snails covered in brown sugar and hung over a basin overnight was once used to cure a sore throat?
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Confirmed Kill

... Queens of England and Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors; the books are
available in 23 languages. He is also the author of Serial Killers and Mass
Murderers (Ulysses Press), Warrior Elite (Ulysses Press), Strange Laws of Old
England, ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781612430300

Category: History

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HIGHLY TRAINED MARKSMEN WITH ONE GOAL — A PERFECT SHOT, A CONFIRMED KILL Elite snipers — with their deadly aim, iron nerves, killer instincts and unwavering courage — play a more critical role in modern military missions than ever before. Confirmed Kill accurately recounts the heroic actions of the world’s deadliest snipers, from the one-on-one duel between a U.S. Marine sniper and his North Vietnamese counterpart that ended with a miracle shot straight through the Vietcong soldier’s gun scope, to the shot fired from a mountain ridge in Afghanistan that dropped an unsuspecting Taliban fighter over a mile away. Confirmed Kill details the missions of the most legendary snipers: Chuck Mawhinney — Marine with 103 Vietnam War Confirmed Kills Adelbert Waldron — U.S. Record Holder with 109 Confirmed Kills Timothy Kellner — Army Sergeant with More Than 100 Confirmed Kills in Operation Iraqi Freedom Craig Harrison — British Corporal with the World-Record Kill Shot at 2,707 Yards
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Warrior Elite

... Queens of England and Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors; the books are
available in 23 languages. He is also the author of Serial Killers and Mass
Murderers (Ulysses Press), Strange Laws of Old England, Curious Cures of Old
England, ...

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781569759691

Category: History

Page: 296

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THE ULTIMATE WARRIORS Highly trained and equipped to kill, special-ops forces take on the world’s most dangerous and courageous missions. Warrior Elite zeroes in on the most lethal special- ops encounters of all time. • RAID AT SON TAY Helicopter gunships drop 100 Green Berets into North Vietnamese jungle on a virtual suicide mission to rescue POWs • MAERSK ALABAMA Perfect planning and precise execution come together as Navy SEALs fire the greatest simultaneous sniper shots ever • BATTLE OF TORA BORA In the pitch-black labyrinthine caves of Afghanistan, Special Forces dispatch Taliban insurgents in a video game–like scenario of infrared warfare • KILLING OF BIN LADEN With the plan up in smoke as a Black Hawk goes down, SEAL Team 6 deftly adjusts on the fly—getting in and eliminating the target in just 7 minutes
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A History of the Criminal Law of England

The state of society to which these laws applied is fully described in one of the
most interesting passages in Mr. Stubbs's 1 Gmist'itutional History. “ The English
of ... 1 As a strange instance of the persistence of old 2 36 STATUTE OF
LIVERIES.

Author: James Fitzjames Stephen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108060745

Category: History

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Published in 1883, this three-volume account of English criminal law's development since 1200 remains a classic work of legal historical scholarship.
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The journal of criminal law

BOOK REVIEW Nigel Cawthorne , The Strange Laws of Old England ( BCA :
2004 ) ISBN : 01328431 , 266 pp , £9 . 99 hbk Whilst not an academic text , this is
nevertheless a thoroughly enjoyable and often enlightening look at the bizarre ...

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The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England

Or, A Commentary Upon Littleton : Not the Name of the Author Only, But of the
Law Itself : Haec Ego Grandaevus Posui ... two manuscripts, and that one of them
was very ancient, but the other not so old ; and it appears, that this strange tale, ...

Author: Sir Edward Coke

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105043971964

Category: Land tenure

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