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Medieval Laws

Test your knowledge of obscure medieval laws with these 13 tricky questions from Legal Historian William Eves. 

  • 1 In what year was football first banned in London?

    Answer: (As far as we know) 1314, following a proclamation of Edward II, who wanted to maintain peace and good order while he was away fighting the Scots. Notably, 1314 was also the year of his disastrous defeat at Bannockburn.