The vicar of Collingbourne Ducis, UK, discovered a law left over from the Middle Ages that allowed her to s ummon 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.

(Via: Neatorama )

Articles by Joe Carter

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