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From: "Peter Stewart" <>
Subject: Re: Snippet of unusual perjury case from Procat, c1535
Date: 8 Sep 2005 17:10:50 -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'.
> (I expect it ended up in someone's pie)
And when the pie was opened the bird began to sing? I hope so, and that
Nicholas didn't eat it.
Thanks for this delightful snippet.
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