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1 Cawthorne, Nigel The Strange Laws of Old England
London Piatkus 2005 0749950366 / 9780749950361 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 266 pages. Illustrations in the text. 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 Oliver Cromwell passed laws ordering the demolition of theatres, the imprisonment of actors and the fining of the audience? Or that you are not allowed to feed or shoe horses on the road? However you can herd cattle along the streets, provided you do not 'wantonly and unlawfully pelt, drive or hunt any such cattle'. Nigel Cawthorne takes the reader on an entertaining tour of the wilder shores of the British legal system. and unearths an extraordinary collection of the most bizarre and arcane laws that have been enacted over the centuries. 
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