The Strange Laws of Old England

The Strange Laws of Old England

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Author: Nigel Cawthorne

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 (under a statute of Edward II) all whales washed up on the shore belong to the monarch?

 

In The Strange Laws of Old England, Nigel Cawthorne takes the reader on an entertaining tour of the wilder shores of the British legal system; he has unearthed an extraordinary (and sometimes plain dotty) collection of the mostly bizzare and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780749954154
Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.78 x 20.32cm
Publisher: Piatkus