[ANSTHRLD] baronial service awards

Mike Wyvill wyvillmike at hotmail.com
Wed May 9 21:22:27 PDT 2007


And as I am a Marylander (the English didn't like us Catholics) I am not at 
all surprised by this.


>From: Diane Rudin <serena1570 at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA,  Inc." 
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>To: "Heralds List, Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA,  Inc." 
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>Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] baronial service awards
>Date: Wed, 9 May 2007 16:44:22 -0700 (PDT)
>--- Tim McDaniel <tmcd at panix.com> wrote:
> > *Was* there a case in Maryland where a party to a lawsuit
> > (presumably about land) invoked trial by combat?
>Dunno.  It's on the wrong side of the pond.  :)
>Depending on date, I wouldn't be surprised, though.  One of the
>things that was debated in Parliament (during the debates over what
>Americans would come to call the Intolerable Acts) c. 1770 was
>whether to abolish trial by wager of battle  in the colonies.  In the
>end it was decided that they couldn't abolish it in the colonies
>without abolishing it in England, and that provision was dropped.  So
>it was still legal in the colonies, and since the U.S. is a nice
>oddball combination of common and civil (statutory) law, no doubt
>there were some colonies in which it remained in force for some time,
>until such a case brought to their attention the need to expunge it
>from the books, by legislative act.
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