William The Conqueror’s Slave Laws

H/T Arctic Pilgrim

Its been said that arms are the mark of the free man, apparently William the Conqueror agreed.

“But if he, who wishes to make his serf free, hand him over to the sheriff by his right hand in full assembly, he must proclaim him quit of the yoke of his servitude by manumission, and show him free ways and gates and give him arms, viz., lance and sword; finally the man is made free.[4]”


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2 thoughts on “William The Conqueror’s Slave Laws

  1. The effective means of defense against threats to one’s person and freedom is not at the disposal of any government. They never have been.

    Thanks for the link!

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