The vicar of Collingbourne Ducis, UK, discovered a law left over from the Middle Ages that allowed her to summon the men of her village to archery practice. So she did:
The Reverend Mary Edwards, of Collingbourne Ducis, near Marlborough, called residents to the village recreation ground on Friday.
Residents were rewarded for complying with the law with a bar, a barbecue and live music.
Church warden Mike Cox said: “It seems she’s still entitled to do that.”
This makes me wish I were an Anglican vicar. I’d be invoking this law repeatedly, until my parish had enough skilled longbowmen that we could repel the next Norman conquest.