[ANSTHRLD] trial by combat [was: baronial service orders]

Diane Rudin serena1570 at yahoo.com
Wed May 9 23:26:07 PDT 2007

Daniel of the Many Spellings wrote:

> It made my Urban Legend Detector twinge.  If it was so celebrated,
> why
> didn't the writer cite it?  Also, I have a hard time believing that
> Parliament would be called into an emergency session just for that.

It WAS a celebrated case.  I've got reams of stuff in my paper about
the public reaction to the case, the pamphlets published pro and con,
the Parliamentary debates, and *Ivanhoe*.  (Yeah, it ties in. 

Sometimes there is a grain of truth in Urban Legends.  One. 


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