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Subject: Snippet of unusual perjury case from Procat, c1535
Date: 8 Sep 2005 14:44:14 -0700


C 1/803/29

George Goldwyn. v. Nicholas Wulberde of London, merchant tailor:
Perjury in the sheriff's court in an action of detinue for a whistling
linnet which plaintiff intended to present to the Queen, 'for there is
not within the realme of Inglond suche a byrde of pleasure myrthe and
swete syngyng and whistlyng'.

1532-1538

(I expect it ended up in someone's pie)


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