Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Ancestral Dick

Some have enquired in the past, so should anyone ever have been curious as to the original jewel-robbing Dick Puddlecote, there's a particularly good summary of his 14th century shenanigans here.

He was a right bastard, that Longshanks.


Bucko said...

Ahh... Now I get it. *Ahem*

Anonymous said...

Interesting article. That's the kind of history lesson I like.

Anonymous said...

They hanged him, flayed his skin, then displayed it on the door as warning to others not to steal from the king. Sounds a bit like the smoking ban with people on display outside the door up front for all to see as warning that liberty will not be tolerated and smokers will be punished for their crime.