Tuesday, March 06, 2018

William's innovations

"William made only three new laws, the most striking dealing with his reservations of vast forests for the royal hunt, for 'he loved the tall stags as if he were their father.'"

This is from A History of England and the British Empire. It is speaking of the policies instituted by William the Conqueror when he took over as King of England. This is significant in Hollywood history, because you will remember the early scene in Robin Hood when Much the Miller is about to be punished by the Sheriff of Nottingham, but Robin rescues him. It turns out that that actually is referring to a major part of law enforcement by the Normans.

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