Oh yes you can, as long as it’s from the city wallsShit! ....there goes my plan for this weekend
Only after curfew............Oh yes you can, as long as it’s from the city walls
They might lose their heads!Only after curfew............
Didn't stop the war-mongering t*** from using Welsh bowmen at Agincourt (and elsewhere).Prince Henry (Prince of Wales, who later became King Henry V) decreed that there should be a curfew on Welshmen in Chester:
& Also mentions AgincourtI think it's still (theoretically) on the Hereford city ordinances that you may shoot Welshmen with a longbow from the Welsh Gate after sunset, or so I was told when I lived there. I reckoned that from the Saracen's Head pub (on the site of the old Welsh Gate, at the west end of the Wye Bridge), you might just about be able to drop an arrow onto the nearby Welsh Club...
I think it's still (theoretically) on the Hereford city ordinances that you may shoot Welshmen with a longbow from the Welsh Gate after sunset
This informal document has been produced by the Law Commission’s Statute Law Repeals team to answer some of the queries that they regularly receive about alleged old laws.
Q: It is legal to shoot a Welshman with a longbow on Sunday in the Cathedral Close in Hereford; or inside the city walls of Chester after midnight; or a Scotsman within the city walls of York, other than on a Sunday
A: No - It is illegal to shoot a Welsh or Scottish (or any other) person regardless of the day, location or choice of weaponry. The idea that it may once have been allowed in Chester appears to arise from a reputed City Ordinance of 1403, passed in response to the Glyndŵr Rising, and imposing a curfew on Welshmen in the city. However, it is not even clear that this Ordinance ever existed. Sources for the other cities are unclear; Hereford, like Chester, was frequently under attack from Wales during the medieval period