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Thread #63205 Message #1026581
Posted By: Santa
30-Sep-03 - 04:22 AM
Thread Name: BS: Who are the Welsh?
Subject: RE: BS: Who are the Welsh?
Dai; here we not talking about penalties in different parts of the British Isles - though you are right there, of course. These were local rules for the people of England. Separate penalties - only half the fine if you killed a Welshman. The term "welsh" was used for Britons living alongside the English, not just the inhabitants of Wales.
In context, Henry was updating long-established laws to allow for inflation. Some things don't change.